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09 October 2010

Tomsk Polytechnic University celebrated the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi

On October, 9 2010 the Institute for International Education and Language Communication (IIE & LC) hold an event devoted to 1000 anniversary of the Capital of Vietnam in the International Cultural Centre of TPU.

The Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi was celebrated from October 1 to October 10, 2010, the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the capital Thang Long by the emperor Ly Thai To. There are many events that were held in 2009 and 2010 to commemorate the Millennial Anniversary including cultural and traditional festivals, inaugurations of major projects of Hanoi among others.

According to Dại Viet sir ky toan thư, Ly Thai To, the first emperor of the Ly Dynasty, decided to moved the capital of the country from Hoa Lư to Dại La in the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, 1010. When the convoy of Ly Thai To arrived in Dại La, a golden dragon rose beside the emperor's boat, hence Ly Thai To changed the name of the new capital from Dại La to Thăng Long (昇龍, literally The Rising Dragon).

Vietnamese students of TPU hold an event devoted to the 1000 anniversary of Ha Noi to proclaim a great capital of their motherland. The opening of the concert coincided with the anniversary, marked thrilling short movie about a gold dragon which nobly flew over Ha Noi. Vietnamese students together with viewers turned the leaves of Vietnam history calendar. Presentations about the city were changed by student’s performances: harmonious songs in Vietnamese, devoted to Ha Noi city, life of its people and seasons. The songs were accompanied by bright appearances that is why it was interesting not only to listen, but to watch. Students performed Vietnamese kung fu and a dance using traditional head-wear – taper cane hats.

The special gift for Vietnamese students was prepared by Chinese students. The event featured performance by Wei Jianliuyu’s song “Ty moi glaza” (You are my eyes). Viewers were overwhelmed with his strong and pretty voice.

Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs, director of the branch of Russian-Vietnamese Friendship Society Tatyana S. Petrovskaya, director of the Institute for International Education and Language Communication Vladimir M. Zamyatin sent their compliments to the students and wished everybody who hasn’t been to Vietnam visit it.

As a part of the event the Institute for International Education and Language Communication jointly with the branch of Russian-Vietnamese Friendship Society arranged an exhibition where photographs depicting history and contemporary life of Ha Noi were presented.

In conclusion it is safe to say that many people who attended the concert conceived a wish to visit Ha Noi, therefore we can say the event succeeded.


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