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Hanoi honours the most outstanding young citizens of the year
  • By Mai Cham | | December 27, 2013 02:11 PM

The top 10 "most outstanding young citizens" were recently announced and awarded for their efforts and achievements.


 Le Anh Vinh (middle)

Among the top 10 was Le Anh Vinh, who earned a doctorate degree from Harvard at 27 and chose to become a lecturer at Vietnam National University in Hanoi.

He also won a gold medal in Maths Asia-Pacific Olympiad, and silver medal in the International Olympiad. He then went on to New South Wales, with a 3-years scholarship. He had opportunities at, not only Harvard, but MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, Cambridge and Oxford as well. Vinh also lectured at Rochester University and conducted research in the field of mathematics.

In 2012, he received awards for his talent from Vietnam National University in Hanoi and HCM City's Communist Youth Union.

More honours were brought to the country by Nguyen Huu Tien, Nguyen Ha Thanh, Phan Quang Dung, Truong Thi Ngan Ha, Nguyen Sy Luan, Nguyen Dang Quang, Nguyen Van Quyen, Can Ngoc Son and Lai Manh Duan.

Gymnast, Nguyen Ha Thanh, who won a silver medal at the Internationaux de France 2013 World Cup C III, and two gold medals at World Challenge Cup C III in Germany and Croatia, continued on to win more medals in gymnastics in the Czech Republic and Belgium.


 Nguyen Ha Thanh

Pianist, Nguyen Dang Quang, won the first prize in South Korea's Cheonan Music Festival and topped Group B for competitors under 15-years old at the Val Tidone International Music Competitions in Italy. He also won first prizes in a number of domestic music events.

Lieutenant Nguyen Van Quyen, from Hanoi's Drug Crime Investigation Division, was named for his efforts in uncovering drug smuggling rings which operated from Son La, Hoa Binh to Hanoi and from Laos to Vietnam.

The head of the Hanoi Volunteer Club, Lai Manh Duan, was also honoured for having contributed to a wide range of charity efforts to help disadvantaged children, protect the environment and provide aid to students from outlying provinces who wished to go to Hanoi to participate in the university entrance exams.

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