Thanh Nien Newspaper celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday night with wonderful fashion and musical performances by nearly 200 leading artists from across Vietnam and overseas.
The special event “Hello 30” was a combination of Thanh Nien’s two famous artistic programs “Duyen Dang Vietnam” (Charming Vietnam) and “Khat Vong Tre” (Youth Aspirations).
Hoa Binh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City was crowded with distinguished guests, the newspaper’s staff members and thousands of viewers long before the show started at 8 p.m. Most of the audience members were Thanh Nien’s loyal readers for the past three decades.
“30 nam mai la xuan” (30 years in spring), a song written especially for the occasion, opened the show, followed by an ao dai parade with 30 models and beauty pageant winners. The dresses were designed by Son Collection with images from the first Thanh Nien publications as well as its current various editions.
A different ao dai catwalk paints the stage in festive colors with colorful flowers designed on the dresses.
The musical performances brought emotional responses from the audience, as many singers took the audiences down the memory lane with hits that started their career years ago while others stirred up the stage with youthful and patriotic songs.
Thanh Nien also granted 30 Nguyen Thai Binh scholarships each worth VND5 million (US$223) to students at universities in the city.
For the great success of the event, we are honored to have the presence of Mr. Nguyen Dac Vinh, member of the Party’s Central Committee and First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Anh, Party Secretary of Da Nang and Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, Secretary of the Central Communist Youth Union and Chairman of Vietnam’s Youth Association.
We would like to send special thanks to Vietnam’s Youth Association, directors of Vietnam Television and VTV9 channel that aired the program, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports, directors of Hoa Binh Theater and everyone who has helped organize the program.
We would like to thank Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) which was the diamond sponsor of the event, Ton Dong A JSC the gold sponsor, Rare Antibody Antigen Supply and Vinamilk, the silver sponsors, and Nutifood, the bronze sponsor.
We are also grateful for the support of Sun Group, Vietnam Brewery Limited, LienViet Post Bank, Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage JSC (Sabeco), Sacombank, Thu Duc House Development JSC and Sifa Fashion.
For the great success of the program, we would like to send our regards to director Tran Vi My, songwriters Le Quang, Viet Anh, Anh Khoa, Tran Nhat Minh, director of technology Dinh Nguyen Ngoc Bao, choreographers Ta Hung and Phuc Hung, dancers from Kharkov, Ukraine and HBSO Dance Co. LTD, stage designers Duc Toan, Quoc Viet, Bao Tan and Thanh Tung, and companies providing the stage decoration services – The Wearhouse, Thien Tung and Tran Linh, fashion designers Ta Nguyen Phuc, Lien Huong, Thuan Viet and Son Collection, hair dressers from Tuan Ha Lan group, and make-up artists Ho Khanh and Phuoc Loi.
Finally, there would be no celebration without the great performances of singers Huong Lan, Cam Van, Anh Tuyet, Thanh Lam, Hong Nhung, My Linh, Phuong Thanh, My Tam, Le Quyen, Thanh Thuy, Ho Ngoc Ha, Van Khanh, Nguyen Thao, Phuong Linh, Uyen Linh, Kimmese, Thieu Bao Trang, Thieu Bao Tram, Nguyen Kieu Anh, Dam Vinh Hung, Quang Linh, Lam Truong, Dan Truong, Quang Dung, Kasim Hoang Vu, Ha Anh Tuan, MTV Band, rapper Karik, Artists of Excellency Dieu Duc and Thanh Loc and traditional musicians Huynh Khai and Tan Dat.
We would like to especially thank models Thanh Mai, La Kim Phung, Bang Chau, Dam Luu Ly, Vi Thi Dong, My Duyen, Thuy Hanh, Xuan Lan, Thu Huong, Tang Hue Van, Thuy Quan, Thao Dung, Thanh Hang, Truong Thi May, Truc Diem, Ngoc Diem, Vu Ngoc Hoang Oanh, Pham Huong, Lan Khue, Thuy Van, Minh Trieu, Kim Dung, Ninh Hoang Ngan, Huyen My, Diem Trang, Le Hang, Ha Thu, Le Quyen, Nam Em and Ngoc Quy, as well as the six hosts Thanh Bach, Quynh Huong, Hong Anh, Binh Minh, Tuong Van and Quy Binh.