“Golden Milestone” by the Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City, the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, the Federation of Friendship Organizations in Ho Chi Minh City and Mrs. Mai’s “Sharing” volunteer group. Was. Han – wife of former President Truong Tan Sang – and newspapers Youth Organize jointly.
At the event, 1,400 children with difficult circumstances, including 1,000 children from Ho Chi Minh City, 200 children from Long An and 200 children from Ba Chuc (An Giang), enjoyed the Mid-Autumn Festival and prepared for the school year received gifts for New. The total cost of the gifts and money exceeded 2.7 billion VND.
Exchange opportunity for people of both countries
Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Behzad Babakhani, Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, former Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, former Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, also attended. Program.
Mr. Phan Van Mai highly appreciated the meaning of the “Golden Milestone” event, saying that it is an opportunity for Canadians and the Canadian community living in Ho Chi Minh City to exchange and understand each other.
In addition, caring for 1,400 children with difficult circumstances is a very humanitarian activity of the program.
“I believe that caring for the younger generation that will hold the future of Vietnam-Canada relations is one of our best preparations for bilateral relations in half a century.” Mr Mai said.
“Work hard, study well for a bright future”
Behzad Babakhani, Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, shared his ordeal with the children. He said that when I was of your age, I did not know how to speak English.
He said that he had not seen his parents for 10 years, had to wash dishes, carry calves and drive a taxi to earn a living. “When I was immigrating to Canada as an adult, life was not easy, I had no money and no relatives and friends.
I do a lot of self study. I got better because of the support of the people around me. I want to tell them that if you work hard, study well and have good friends around you, you will have a good future,” he shared.
The event was inaugurated and the Inukshuk insignia given by the Consulate General of Canada to Ho Chi Minh City was presented.
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