PANO - TV-viewers and readers were moved with various good deeds by simple but noble examples of all walks of life, not only in Vietnam, but also in foreign countries for a better life for Vietnamese people.
A ceremony to review simple but noble examples and an exchange with examples was held in the evening of June 9 th at the President Ho Chi Minh Relic Site, Presidential Palace, Hanoi. That was an opportunity for good examples to report their significant activities to President Ho Chi Minh whose example they had successfully followed.
The event, co-organized by the People’s Army Newspaper, live aired on VTV2 and VOV1 and scripted by Colonel Pham Van Huan, the Newspaper’s Deputy Chief-Editor, was also a good chance to affirm that such an example would be always shining.
Addressing the event, Lieutenant-General Mai Quang Phan, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Head of the General Department of Politics stressed that the contest “Simple but Noble Examples”, which was launched in 2008 and organized for the third time, helped popularise good deeds by individuals.
“More than 100 vivid and moving examples reported by the People’s Army Newspaper partly helped promote the pride of the national cultural tradition, the creativeness and endurance of Vietnamese people. This exchange will contribute to promote the patriotic emulation movement and the campaign to study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example”, General Phan said.
Also attending this meaningful event, Mr. Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission of Propaganda and Education said, the third contest unveiled good examples from people of all walks of life.
Mr. Dinh The Huynh expressed his pleasure as knowing that good examples are not only cadres, veteran party committee’s members, war veterans, but also youths and students. They are also doctors, engineers, CEOs and even army troops and policemen taking missions in very challenging places. Attentively, among those good examples, there are simple farmers and laborers and especially foreigners with kind hearts for beloved Vietnam.
According to him, such a good example was big inspiration for entire people to follow.
|Mr. Dinh The Huynh presenting the first prize to reporter Thanh Kim Tung |
In fact, 114 best entries sent to the organizing board do not mean that there are only 114 simple but noble examples. Because, such an example can be found anywhere across Vietnam and in the world but some could not recognize them clearly.
That was reporter Thu Trang’s situation. She has written a lot of articles on a British man, Len Aldis, who are doing his utmost to fight for the justice of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. She obviously recognized how significant Len Aldis had done for those ill-fated victims of Vietnam. However, to name him a simple but noble example is what she did not care about until she learnt about the contest.
The article on this kind-hearted British man brought Thu Trang the third prize.
The first prize went to author Thanh Kim Tung for his work, “Whole-hearted life for Truong Sa, Hoang Sa archipelagoes”. Reporters Bang Phuong and Kim Dung won the second prize thanks to the works of “Father of 243 children” and “Hang Marin-An Angel” respectively.
Alongside the review of the contest, the exchange brought chances for TV-viewers to find out more about the good deeds of 6 individuals, representing thousands of people with good deeds which they regarded simple things.
Train driver Truong Xuan Thuc feels painful at the wounded arm whenever the weather changes. However, he never regrets for what he had done to save the lives of hundreds of his passengers. Thuc confided that to save these lives, anybody at his position could not hesitate to sacrifice their arms, even their lives. Though he now has to give up his favorite work of wheeling the train, he is not regretful.
|Some simple but noble examples exchanging with audiences |
So does medical Doctor Hoang Xuan Ba from Traditional Medical Hospital, Ministry of Public Security. He refused any invitations of working abroad with high salary to work in Vietnam to offer cancer patients his simple but effective treatment. Doctor Ba said that, doctor-soldier has to be faithful to Hypocrat’s oath of unbiased and friendly medical practice.
For senior lieutenant Pham Xuan Ninh from Border Post 585, Quang Binh Province, his good deed was that he tried his best to change local people’s cultivation practices into cultivating water rice. This greatly helped improve the Ruc ethnic people’s living standards.
Besides exchanging with examples, audiences also learnt much from several other individuals with simple but noble deeds from a short clip. One of them was elderly Nguyen Thanh Long in Ha Nam Province who had created a magneting device to collect nails spread on the road to save road users from traffic accidents.
There remains a lot of patriotic people and those who silently sacrifice their individual interest to do humanitarian acts in the daily life. Thus, the fourth contest has been launched with an aim to find out, honor and spread good examples and good deeds of silent outstanding people in society.
Translated by Mai Huong