According to the Hanoi authorities, the ten most outstanding Hanoians, including musician Phu Quang, Doctor Nguyen Tien Quyet and Colonel Tran Duc Long, will be praised on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the capital, taking place in the early month of October.
Phu Quang is the composer of many great songs about Hanoi such as “Em Oi Ha Noi Pho” or “Oh, The Streets of Hanoi”, “Im Lang Dem Hanoi” or “Hanoi’s Silent Night”, “Lang Dang Chieu Dong Ha Noi” or “Another Winter Afternoon of Hanoi,” etc.
Doctor Nguyen Tien Quyet is head of Viet Duc Hospital, the nation’s leading hospital on surgery. Quyet takes special interest in training doctors for his and other hospitals in Hanoi, such as well Duc Giang Hospital, Nam Thang Long Hospital and Bac Thang Long hospitals.
Tran Duc Long, chief inspector of Hanoi police, used to directly oversee drug and criminal investigations, as well as consult the Board of Directors of the Municipal Police on drug prevention.
The list of ten most outstanding citizens of Hanoi also includes Duong Tuan Anh, a driver for Hanoibus line 50; Lam Van Bang, curator of the Museum for revolutionary prisoners; teacher Nguyen Thi Hien, former teacher at Hanoi College of Foreign Languages; Nguyen Thi Nga, chairman of SEABANK and CEO cum chairman of BGR Group; Phung Manh Thuc, chairman of the Former Youth Volunteers of Hoa Thach Ward, Quoc Oai District; artisan Nguyen Ngoc Trong; and Ho Huong Nam, former teacher at Hoang Hoa Tham Primary School.
Besides, a variety of art and cultural activities have been organized in the city from now up to the great anniversary. Particularly in the evening of October 10th, Hanoi capital will have fireworks shows in 30 locations, of which the largest displays are schedule to be held at Hoan Kiem Lake, Thong Nhat Park, West Lake, Van Quan Lake and My Dinh National Stadium. Twenty-five other locations are distributed throughout the districts such as Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, Bac Tu Lien, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Phu Xuyen and Ung Hoa.