Hanoi meets artisans and heritage staffs (08:24 25/11/2020)

HNP - Hanoi’s Department of Culture and Sports held a meeting with artisans and heritage staffs from across the city on November 22, on the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Culture Heritage Day (November 23, 2005-2020).

Hanoi is home to the largest number of tangible and intangible cultural heritages in Vietnam and also the largest number of artisans who have been awarded noble titles, with seven People’s Artisans and 69 Meritorious Artisans. 
In 2020, Hanoi is facing with challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in managing, preserving and promoting cultural values of the capital city as many relic sites were forced to temporarily shut down. However, the contingent of artisans and heritage workers has tried their best to promote the value of the city’s intangible cultural heritages.
Namely, the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, the Vietnam Association of Architects, the Ancient Quarter Management Board, and districts of Hoan Kiem, Thuong Tin and Dong Anh, among others have made great contribution to the implementation of Hanoi’s commitment to UNESCO on creative city building.
At the meeting, artisans performed various pieces of intangible cultural heritages such as Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) and Chau Van (spiritual singing), which have been well-preserved by the city in recent times.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong praised Hanoi for its effort in conserving cultural heritages over the past years. 
The city should review all intangible cultural heritages and plan to timely raise their values, he suggested, asking for close cooperation with researchers, authorized agencies and local people to promote the values of cultural heritages in association with tourism and economic development. 
Director of Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports To Van Dong said that, in the coming time, Hanoi would continue to effectively implement Program No.06 of the municipal Party Committee on socio-cultural development, improving the qualifications of human resources, and building elegant and civilized style of Hanoians in the 2021-2025 period, as well as the project to develop the culture industry in parallel with building and perfecting the culture market.

By Tran Huong

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