Ambassador of India, Pranay Verma, writes to Việt Nam News to mark International Day of Yoga 2021 (June 21) Nearly seven years ago, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 would be celebrated as the International Day of Yoga every year. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, when he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between humankind and nature; a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.” Every year since then, the Embassy of India has held International Day of Yoga celebrations in Việt Nam in close co-operation with local governments and various socio-cultural organisations. It is heartening to see the popularity of yoga today across the length and breadth of Việt … [Read more...] about Yoga for wellness: A gift from the ancient Indian civilisation to the modern world
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be proactive, sharp and creative in order to ensure national interests at a working session with the ministry's officials in Hanoi on June 19 to roll out the foreign policy under the 13th National Party Congress ’s resolution. At the session, Minister Bui Thanh Son reported on diplomatic achievements and proposed measures to perform his ministry’s tasks in the time ahead. PM Chinh applauded the diplomatic sector’s efforts to uphold its glorious traditions, successfully carry out the Party’s foreign policy , and put national interests above all amid a very complex and unpredictable diplomatic context over the past years, thereby substantially contributing to national construction and defence. Pointing out certain shortcomings in diplomatic activities, he asked the sector to devise solutions and stay proactive, sharp, and … [Read more...] about PM wants diplomatic sector to be more proactive, sharp, innovative
The Vietnam 2035 Report, issued by the Government of Vietnam and the World Bank (WB), points out that if Vietnam doesn’t carry out reform, the average income per capita will be no more than $4,500 per annum by 2035. Under the 13th Party Congress Resolution, Vietnam is expected to be a developing country with technology towards modernization by 2025, surpassing middle income status. It will be a developing country with a modern industry and higher average income by 2030. And by 2045, when Vietnam celebrates the 100th anniversary of its establishment, it will be a developed country with high income. Le Anh Vinh, Vice Director General of the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES), the goals are based on human resources and stable economic growth. To become a high income country by 2045, Vietnam needs to maintain a high GDP growth rate of 7-7.5 percent per annum as calculated by Ministry of Planning and Investment, higher than the average 6.7 percent in … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s path to prosperity
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (middle, front row) at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded the Ministry of Public Security for ensuring absolute safety for the 13th National Party Congress , and the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels. About future orientations and tasks, Phuc asked them to enhance the management of entries and exits, and foreigners’ residence to mitigate the risk of virus spread; ensure cyber security, especially on social media, while improving the capacity of protecting security and safety of the information system. Minister of Public Security To Lam speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) Speaking at the event, Minister of Public Security To Lam said the people’s public security forces strived to fulfil the goal of maintaining national security, ensuring social safety and order in any case, contributing to maintaining political stability, building a … [Read more...] about State President lauds public security forces
Police collect data for chip-based citizen identity cards in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Monday applauded the Ministry of Public Security for its efforts in fighting crime and ensuring safety for major national events in the first half of this year. Speaking at a meeting to review the ministry’s performance, Phúc said that during the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fierce resistance of reactionary forces, the Ministry of Public Security made great efforts and co-operation with other forces like the army, local authorities and Việt Nam Fatherland Front to ensure security for big national events including the 13th Party Congress, the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils for the 2021-2026 term. “I’m so proud that the police force reached security hot spots to settle long lasting complicated issues,” Phúc said. “The current situation could change rapidly, which requires that the public … [Read more...] about Police applauded for great performance in first half of this year
The 13th Party Congress Resolution says Vietnam aims to become a developed country with high income by 2045, when it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country's establishment. This means that Vietnam has 24 more years to reach that goal. And it will be very difficult to turn this into reality if Vietnam still cannot become a ‘developing country with modern industry and higher average income’ by 2030. Core technology Dang Vu Chu, former Minister of Industry, said Vietnam cannot become a country with modern industry if it doesn’t speed up the development of core technology. Chu, 81, was Minister of Light Industry and then Minister of Industry for 12 years. He was a special politician who was a a member of three cabinets under three PMs (Do Muoi, Vo Van Kiet and Phan Van Khai) and has a lot of experience from different development periods. He has been keeping a close watch over the country’s industrial development though he retired 20 years ago. Chu affirmed … [Read more...] about Will 24 years be enough for Vietnam to become a developed country with high income?