International Seminar on Great Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu Celebrates 200 Years | culture/arts
The symposium was attended by the UNESCO representative in Vietnam, Christian Manhart; Consul General of India to HCMC, Madan Mohan Sethi; Ben Tre Provincial Party Committee Secretary, Le Duc Tho; Deputy Head of the Central Propaganda and Training Commission, Phan Xuan Thuy; Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong, provincial and city leaders, Vietnamese and international scientists.
He was not only a Vietnamese poet known for his nationalist and anti-colonial writings against the French colonization of Cochinchina, an exemplary pedagogue but also a popular doctor.
The life and main works of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu have been featured in history, literature, culture and arts and have become popular among people in the southern region and abroad.
The scientists and participants of the seminar focused on the issues, notably Nguyen Dinh Chieu in Vietnamese, regional and international history of the second half of the 19th century; Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s poetry on national destiny and man’s destiny in war; the humanist thought of Nguyen Dinh Chieu; progressive reflection on the liberation of peoples through the literary works of Nguyen Dinh Chieu; theory of renewal and way of approaching the literary and poetic works of Nguyen Dinh Chieu; examination of documents on the announcement of the works of Nguyen Dinh Chieu in the country and abroad; the personality, culture and immortal cultural values of Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s works; The heritage of Nguyen Dinh Chieu and the development of sustainable tourism, celebrity tourism in the country in general and Ben Tre in particular.
According to Ben Tre Provincial Party Committee Secretary Le Duc Tho, the international seminar on “The Great Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu at Present” is one of the activities marking the poet Nguyen’s 200th birthday. Dinh Chieu to Ben Tre.
The Provincial Party and the people of Ben Tre Province hope that UNESCO, UNESCO Member States and the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, ministries and central agencies and domestic and foreign scientists will continue to support the locality to preserve and promote the values of cultural heritage. literary and poetic works by Nguyen Dinh Chieu.
A special art program celebrating the 200th anniversary of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu is planned at his tomb and monument which was recognized as a special national historic site on June 30.