Association of Vietnamese Folklorists convenes seventh congress

Wednesday, 2015-05-27 17:02:33
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NDO – The seventh national congress of the Association of Vietnamese Folklorists (AVF) took place in Hanoi from May 26-27 with the participation of over 273 delegates.

The congress reviewed the AVF’s achievements in the last tenure and discussed the action plan set for the 2015-2020 term. The delegates elected the members of a 13-member executive board for the 2015-2020 term. Professor and Doctor To Ngoc Thanh will continue to serve Chairman of the AVF.

Over the past years, the AVF has made many achievements in selecting, researching, and promoting Vietnam’s folk culture, as well as contributing to build a Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.

Addressing the congress, Politburo member, Secretary of the CPVCC and Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Commission for Communication and Education, Dinh The Huynh, praised the AVF’s efforts and achievements in the last tenure. The AVF selected folk culture from many ethnic minority groups, such as như La Hu, Cong, La Ha, M’Khang, Mang, and Pa Then.

He expressed his hope that the congress would devise a plan for the association’s upcoming five-year tenure in the spirit of promoting members’ solidarity and responsibilities in preserving and promoting Vietnam’s folk cultural values.

The AVF now has over 1,000 members across the country. The members have completed 721 research projects and published 1,000 projects. In the last tenure, 285 of AVF’s members have been honoured as folk artisans.