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Ha Noi Party Committee gives plaque to Da Lat youth
The Ha Noi Party Committee handed over a plaque to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the capital to the Lam Dong Province Youth Cultural Centre in Da Lat on the occasion of the Flower Festival held in the town.
The plaque, handed over by Party Committee’s Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, was put up on Saturday at the building in Ward 12 which was a part of the Da Lat University in the 1960s, and continues to play an important role in local youth activities and the preservation of the landscape around Xuan Huong Lake.
The event was marked music and dance performances showed by local youth.
Earlier, on Friday, Nghi visited the province’s Lam Ha District where 65 per cent of the residents are migrants from Ha Noi to break ground for a Sports and Cultural House.
The VND14.8 billion (US$804,000) it will cost to build the centre is being provided by Ha Noi.
UNESCO heritage certificate presented for woodcuts
The State Records and Archive Department on Sunday handed over UNESCO’s certificate of world cultural documentary heritage for a collection of Nguyen dynasty wood blocks to the National Archives Centre IV.
The collection, comprising 34,600 plates with 55,600 carving sheets that are over 200 years old, is archived at the Da Lat-based centre, which preserves the highest number of the wooden blocks in the country.
UNESCO had issued the certificate at a ceremony held in Ha Noi on December 16.
The blocks, which have Han Chinese and ancient Nom Vietnamese characters carved on them, represent an important part of the country’s feudal history and information about other countries.
Artist to create giant concrete Rice Seed at his Hue art centre
Vietnamese artist Le Ba Dang is installing a giant concrete artwork called Rice Seed at his art centre in Hue.
The 4.5m high structure, which will be 2.4m across, will be in the shape of a grain of rice and situated beside the gate once it is completed by the middle of this year.
It will be the first such work by Dang, who plans to create three other similar works as part of an experiment on a new style of art.
He also plans to build a rice village at the Le Ba Dang Cultural and Art Space in Thuy Bieu commune near the Huong River as a tourist attraction.
Born in 1921, Dang has held more than 60 exhibitions in France, Germany, the US, Japan, Britain, and Viet Nam. He won the Viet Nam’s Glory title awarded by online newspaper VietNamNet and Viet Nam Television in 2005.
VietNamNet/Viet Nam News
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