Apart from disseminating the election information in the popular language, the provincial radio and television of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong spends 90 minutes each day broadcasting the election information in the K'ho and Chu ru languages. The broadcast programs focus on the introduction of the National Assembly, the role and responsibility of the NA, NA terms, NA candidate election law, documents relevant to the election, the rights and responsibilities of voters, the organization of the election, the way to vote and the biographies of candidates. The Lam Dong newspaper has also issued news in the ethnic minority languages, delivered free of charge to people. The news has been widely talked about in the upcoming NA election. According to the provincial election committee, so far over 85% of ethnic minority villages have organized the introduction about the election, together with the dissemination of national unity information. BTA(Source: TTXVN) … [Read more...] about Central Highlands province disseminates NA election information in ethnic minority languages
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A ethnic unity congress of the Central Highlands will be held in Gia Lai province in March. It has important political, economic and cultural significance. Cultural and sports activities to mark this congress will be held to create a healthy and cheerful cultural space for ethnic people. Correspondents interviewed Dinh Quang Ngu, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information and Director of the Steering Committee for Cultural and Sports Activities to mark the Congress, about the activities. * What are the significances of the cultural and sports activities to mark the congress? The ethnic unity congress of the Central Highlands has an important political, economic and cultural significance, especially in renovation. It is held to honour achievements made by ethnic people in the Central Highlands in the national construction and defence, and enhance the strength of the unity block of ethnic minority people of the Central Highlands in the community of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. This … [Read more...] about The Central Highlands has not only sun and wind….
During a return trip to Vietnam and the Central Highland, on March 12th, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Institute of Social Science presented Prof. Georges Condominas, a renowned French ethnologist, with an insignia "For the Cause of Social Science." Receiving the insignia, he was so moved he said that "This time I came back to Vietnam to visit people in Sar Luk village. I can not believe that I have this honour. All things I did were natural. I spent my life studying different aspects of Vietnamese culture." This first insignia realized his contribution to Vietnam's ethnology in particular and Vietnamese culture in general. Not only cultural activists, ethnologists but also people in the Central Highlands have known his name for a long time. He came to Vietnam when he was 27 years old. In 1947 and 1948, he lived with M'nong ethnic people in Sar Luk village, about 100km from Buon Ma Thuot city. He said, "it was a beautiful and meaningful time in my life because this time led me to become a … [Read more...] about Prof. Georges Condominas – a French man of the Central Highlands
(CPV) - An ethnic unity congress of the Central Highlands will be held in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province on March 28-29. Many cultural activities will be held to mark this event. Correspondents from the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper interviewed Dinh Quang Ngu, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information about the first biggest cultural event in 2006. * As the director of the Steering Committee for Culture and Sports Activities to mark the Congress, what can you tell us about the significances of the activities? Twenty years ago, on April 19th, 1946, in Pleiku, a unity congress of southern ethnic groups was held. At that time, President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to the congress. He wrote that all King, Tho, Muong, Man, Gia Lai, E de, Xe Dang or Ba Na and other ethnic people were Vietnamese descendants and whole brothers. They have a common nation and government. They must love, respect and help each other for their common happiness. The ethnic unity congress of the Central … [Read more...] about Echo of Central Highlands gong festival
On October 23, the Department of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum announced that the provincial People's Committee has received 300 reproductive cows to assist poor families. This is part of the 5,000 reproductive cows for poor families in the Central Highlands being supported by the Thien Tam Fund of the Vingroup. Accordingly, poor families in five Central Highlands provinces will receive 1,000 reproductive cows each. The cows are from 8-10 months old. At present, all the cows have been transferred to localities. They are being isolated for 21 days to detect any possible diseases before being given to poor families. Apart from the transport fees, the fund has also assisted fees for two doses of vaccines for the cows With each cow worth VND15 million, the capital for the whole program is estimated at VND75 billion. The giving of cows to poor families will help them stabilise their production and boost sustainable poverty reduction. … [Read more...] about Central Highlands poor families assisted with reproductive cows