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Denmark nourishes love for nature among Vietnam children

Updated at Friday, 07 Dec 2018, 16:07
The Hanoitimes - The entries that reflect the environment through the eyes of primary school pupils and their different ways to protect the planet have impressed Ambassador of Denmark to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen.
The Danish Embassy in Hanoi has helped cultivate the love for nature among Vietnamese kids through a painting contest that earned the participation of thousands of pupils in 28 cities and provinces across Vietnam. 
 
Danish Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen at the award ceremony on Dec 7. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
Danish Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen speaks at the award ceremony on Dec 7. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
“Denmark in Your Eyes Contest 2018: Green Dreams” has received more than 4,100 entries of art works from nearly 100 schools and art clubs nationwide, showing great interest in the event and the environment. 

“I am very much impressed by the creativeness of the children participating in this year’s competition. Their artworks radiate great imagination and inspiration, conveying strong messages of environmental conservation,” the ambassador said. 

“I am very happy that the competition gave a platform for young children to express their own concerns and feelings towards global environmental issues. In addition it brought our two countries much closer to each other in the fight to protect the environment,” he added.

 
Awarded entries at the exhibition on Dec 7. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
Awarded entries at the exhibition on Dec 7. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
The contest, the third of its kind held by the embassy in Vietnam, is part of activities to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Vietnam-Denmark diplomatic relations. 

The event is part of the embassy’s efforts to promote cultural exchange and people-to-people links between the two countries.  
 
The Danish Ambassador and Vietnamese Minister Tran Hong Ha at the event. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
The Danish Ambassador and Vietnamese Minister Tran Hong Ha at the event. Photo: Hanoitimes.vn
On December 7, 2018, the embassy held an award ceremony and painting exhibition with the attendance of the Ambassador, Vietnam's Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Tran Hong Ha, and representatives of Kim Dong Publishing House and Nhi Dong Newspaper. 

A special prize, two first prizes, three second prizes, six third prizes, 50 consolation prizes, and two group prizes have been selected by a number of acclaimed painters.  
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