22/03/2005 00:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese expatriates help glorifying the country

A ceremony to award the title “Glorifier of Vietnam”, the first of this kind ever held, was solemnly organized at the Thai Hoc Hall in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - First National College) in Hanoi by the VietNamNet and with support from the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Nineteen outstanding overseas Vietnamese, who have succeeded in different aspects of activities and who have made considerable contributions to Vietnam were granted the title.


The dance “Season for birds flocking to their
nest” opening the ceremony.


Le Truyen, Vice
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, awarding the certificate of merit “Glorifier of Vietnam”
to Dang Luong Mo.


Nguyen Ngoc My, a Vietnamese Australian businessman, expressing his feelings after receiving the award.


Seven out of 19
overseas Vietnamese award grantees attending the ceremony.

A ceremony to award the title “Glorifier of Vietnam”, the first of this kind ever held, was solemnly organized at the Thai Hoc Hall in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - First National College) in Hanoi by the VietNamNet and with support from the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Nineteen outstanding overseas Vietnamese, who have succeeded in different aspects of activities and who have made considerable contributions to Vietnam were granted the title.

Though living in different countries in the world, the overseas Vietnamese always look forward to their motherland with a deep nostalgia and expect the country to become more and more prosperous. Many of them made a reputation with excellent achievements in their specialized fields, bringing honor to Vietnam. The “Glorifier of Vietnam” award presenting ceremony is aimed at introducing and praising excellent overseas Vietnamese who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the country.

At the ceremony, Le Truyen, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee congratulated 19 individuals given this honorable title. He further stated: “At home, the Vietnamese people have set good examples and recorded many achievements in the cause of national construction and defence. Meanwhile many overseas Vietnamese have been successful in their careers, bringing honor to the Vietnamese community in their residing country and contributing to developing their native country more powerfully. They may be considered as seeds of Vietnam blooming in the foreign land.”

To achieve great successes in their life and career, these overseas Vietnamese have tried to overcome all difficulties. Doctor Nguyen Cong Phu, a Vietnamese-French, Director of the Asian region cum General Director of APAVE Vietnam and Southeast Asia, said in emotion: “I don’t know to whom the Vietnamese are superior, but I know well they are inferior to nobody.”

Financial expert Bui Kien Thanh, a Vietnamese American, said: “For a long time, the virtue ‘loyalty and faithfulness’ of our ancestors has helped to defence and develop the country stronger and more well off. We are here today to think of our ancestors and follow their steps. What is our responsibility for them? To devote our little talent to serve the country is a forever obligation of the scholars.”

There will be more award presenting ceremonies of this kind to be held annually aimed at praising other overseas Vietnamese who have been trying their utmost, physically and emotionally, to make the world know more about Vietnam.

Story: Trong Chinh

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