Sep 09, 2016 / 09:44

Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded Bui Xuan Phai Prize

On September 8, winners of the ninth Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi Awards were announced at a ceremony held in Hanoi.

 
Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded Bui Xuan Phai Prize
Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded Bui Xuan Phai Prize
The awards were initiated by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Sports & Culture newspaper and the family of the late famous painter Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988) in 2008 to honour his career and spread his love for the capital city. The awards were classified into the four categories: Grand Prize, Idea Prize, Job Prize and Work Prize. 

Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung to attended as representative of Hanoi leader awarded "Ideas for the Love of Hanoi" and the Hanoi People's Committee Chairman also awarded the "Grand Prize" for photographer Le Vuong.

At the awards ceremony, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on behalf of Hanoi leaders received the Idea Prize for "the Love of Hanoi" with content: The award is for the initiative to green the city with 1 million trees and 25 more parks in the next five years, in which 5 parks to meet international standards.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Chung promised that he himself and other leaders of the municipal People’s Committee will exert all-out efforts to realise the idea. The Chairman expressed that this policy aims for Hanoi in the future, to serve the green space of Hanoi; not only for the city's residents, but also for foreign visitors to Hanoi who can contemplate Hanoi in a more beautiful appearance.

Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on behalf of the Hanoi People's Committee thanked the Organizing Committee for the award. The City Chairman promised to turn the ideas into reality, worthy with the desire of Bui Xuan Phai Prize.
 
Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded Bui Xuan Phai to photographer Le Vuong
Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded Bui Xuan Phai to photographer Le Vuong
This year’s Grand Prize went to 98-year-old photographer Le Vuong who has spent 80 years taking photos, many of which featured Hanoi, and won a lot of national and international prizes. 

The previous prizes were presented to Nguyen Vinh Phuc, a researcher into Hanoi, writer To Hoai, Prof. Phan Huy Le, guitarist Van Vuong, photographer Quang Phung, and researchers Vu Tuan San and Giang Quan. 
 
The authors received the award  For the Love of Hanoi " awarded by the VNA
The authors received the award For the Love of Hanoi " awarded by the VNA
 
The Job Prize went to James Joseph Kendall, a US national, and the Keep Hanoi Clean team to honour their contributions to environmental protection in the city. 

Kendal and the volunteers often clean canals and drains in Hanoi during weekends, which received appreciation by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chung and locals. 

French singer and musician La Grande Sophie, who wrote the “Hanoi” song, and fine arts researcher Phan Ngoc Khue, who wrote a book on Hang Trong paintings, together grabbed the Work Prize.

Two awards for "Work - For the Love of Hanoi" were awarded to: The song "Hanoi" by the French author, singer cum songwriter La Grande Sophie and book "Hang Trong folk paintings - Hanoi" by painter Phan Ngoc Khue.