Scientific conference: Preservation and promotion of the traditional cultural values of ethnic minority people

(TVU) - On the morning of October 28th, Tra Vinh University (TVU) and Thai Nguyen University of Education (Thai Nguyen University) held a scientific workshop on "Conservation and promotion of traditional cultural values of ethnic minorities in the South West in the context of integration and development" at Tra Vinh University.

 

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Over 100 delegates from the two universities and researchers, students from TVU’s school of Southern Khmer Language, Culture and Arts attended.

 

 At the opening speech, Mr. Vo Hoang Khai, TVU Vice Rector emphasized: "Traditional culture of ethnic minority people is precious heritage contributing to the diversity of the Vietnamese cultural identity in the modern context. The preservation and promotion of these values in the South West during the period of globalization is crucial, contributing to promoting the economic development of the country."

 

The Vice Rector added that the scientific researches provide opportunity for exchanging useful information and presenting difficulties which are valuable experiences for future researches.  

 

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Thi Thanh Quy, Deputy Director of the Social and Humanity Research Institute, preserving cultural values and treasures of folklore is very vital and urgent when the number of ethnic groups is gradually decreasing with the limitation of successor, in particular more importantly in the mountainous ethnic groups and in the South West as these values are constantly changing and at the risk of fading or disappearing.

 

She also highly appreciated the research themes on the roles and solutions to conservation and promotion of the cultural values presented in the workshop.

 

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By MINH NHUT

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