New Year celebration: HAUFO holds International Art Friendship Gala

On the night of January 27, at Hanoi, the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) organized a New Year celebration gala and an awarding night of the International Friendship Art Festival.
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HAUFO holds International Art Exchange Program “Welcome New Year 2021”
It drew the participation of leaders of committees, central agencies, Hanoi capital, representatives from embassies, international organizations and non-governmental organizations, foreign students in Vietnam and foreigners working in Hanoi. Photo: HAUFO

The event was attended by Nguyen Lan Huong, Member of Hanoi Party Committee, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Hanoi, Chairwoman of HAUFO; representatives of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and many other ambassadors, representatives of agencies, branches, embassies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and foreigners working and studying in Hanoi.

The event was considered as a gift for Vietnamese delegates and international friends working in Vietnam, contributing to strengthening the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and other countries.

All the best performances at the awarding night were selected from the International Friendship Art Festival held on December 19-20.

In addition to the excellent performances from the contestants, the audience was also immersed in the charm of unique Indian dances performed by artist Kiranmai Bonala from the Indian Cultural Center in Vietnam, traditional Sekar Jepun dance by representatives from the Indonesian Embassy; and the piano performance by Dmitriy Alekseev, Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

HAUFO holds International Art Exchange Program “Welcome New Year 2021”
An musical performance at the event. Photo: VNA
New Year celebration: HAUFO holds International Art Friendship Gala
Vietnamese artists performing at the event. Photo: HAUFO
New Year celebration: HAUFO holds International Art Friendship Gala
The performance were brought to audience by Vietnamese artists and representatives of the embassies in Hanoi. Photo: HAUFO
HAUFO holds International Art Exchange Program “Welcome New Year 2021”
All the best performances at the International Art Friendship Gala's awarding night were selected from the International Friendship Art Festival held on December 19-20. Photo: VNA
New Year celebration: HAUFO holds International Art Friendship Gala
Dmitriy Alekseev, Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam performs at the gala. Photo: HAUFO

Delivering the opening speech, HAUFO Chairwoman Nguyen Lan Huong highlighted that 2020 is an important yet challenging year for Vietnam.

Despite being affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, Hanoi capital still steadily overcame all difficulties and achieved comprehensive results in all fields. Hanoi's position in the region and in the world has been increasingly enhanced, she said.

Besides that, Hanoians also raised funds to help the flood victims in the central region overcome the consequences of the current disasters.

"Contributing to the capital's important achievements is an indispensable part, that is the people-to-people diplomacy work. People's external activities have been innovated and creative, closely following the political mission of Hanoi, every capital citizen is truly messengers of peace and friendship, "emphasized Huong.

Huong also spoke highly of the International Friendship Art Festival recently held around Hoan Kiem Lake’s pedestrian area and Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square on December 18-20.

She affirmed that this is a unique international art activity organized to enhance exchange, promote friendship and cooperation between Hanoi and international friends through the establishment of an open, creative cultural space for Vietnamese and foreign professional and amateur artists to perform.

At the end of the program, in the Piano category, the organizers granted prizes to five contestants Tran Nhu An, Hoang Hai Giang, Tran Nguyen Phuong Linh, Dang Nhat Minh and Le Tue Minh. In the Piano category, the most popular performance with the highest number of votes via SMS belonged to Nguyen Minh Duc.

In the Dance category, the best performances belonged to Beso Latino group with dance of Bachata, and Nguyen Thu Hien and Tran Hoang Hai couple with PasoDoble dance./.

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