Mottainai festival supports child victims of traffic accidents The Saigon Times Daily Actor Manh Truong, one of Mottainai festival’s ambassadors, and his wife take part in the Mottainai Run – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The Vietnam Women’s Association in collaboration with the Japanese Embassy organized the sixth Mottainai festival in Hanoi on October 13 to support child victims of traffic accidents. With the theme “Give Love – Receive Happiness”, the program included a wide range of cultural, artistic and sporting activities. Particularly, the Mottainai Run was held as part of the program to raise funds for child victims of traffic accidents. The organizers also presented scholarships to 71 children who lost father or mother by traffic accidents, and those who are direct victims of traffic accidents, as well as gifts to nearly 300 children from child care centers in Hanoi. Mottainai is a Japanese word that means “regret for something to be wasted”, according to Vietnamplus news website. First held in 2013, the annual Mottainai festival has supported about 3,000 child victims of traffic accidents in the country.