PANO - The ceremony of the 8th National Phu Dong Sports Festival, under the title “Phu Dong strength in integrating process”, opened on August 6th at the Can Tho Stadium in Can Tho City.
6,592 athletes will compete in this year’s festival in 19 categories with several sports events of ethnic minorities such as stick-pushing and crossbow shooting.
Previously, this festival was held in various localities nationwide, including Phu Tho, Bac Ninh, Nghe An and Binh Duong.
The festival starts with a march of 63 delegations from provinces and cities across the country to show the youth’s strength and will. Then a torchlight procession of several typical athletes was run in a big shout of encouragement.
In addition, a wonderful art performance was held as well to welcome the eighth National Phu Dong Sports Festival.
The opening ceremony concluded with the performance of more than 2,000 students from Can Tho Province, titled “Convergence of Tay Do”, recalling about the formation of the heroic land of Tay Do with its development through long history.
Translated by Nguyen Thao