Traditional cultural night to celebrate Chol Chnam Thmay 2023

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TVU – On the evening of April 12, a cultural exchange program to welcome the traditional Khmer New Year – Chol Chnam Thmay 2023 was held at Lecture Hall D5, Area 1, Tra Vinh University. Dr. Thach Thi Dan, Vice-Rector of the university, attended the event.

The program attracted many students, Cambodian exchange students, and faculty members who participated in performing various dances, and songs praising the love for the homeland, praising the spirit of unity among Vietnamese ethnic groups, and exchanged learning with each other to preserve and develop the cultural identity of different ethnic groups.

In her speech at the cultural exchange night, Dr. Thach Thi Dan, Vice Rector of the university, congratulated the faculty, Khmer students, and Cambodian exchange students on the occasion of Chol Chnam Thmay and expressed her hope that the students would continue to strive and do well in their studies and training at Tra Vinh University.

The Vice Rector said that the university’s Party Committee and Board of Directors always create the most favorable conditions for Khmer lecturers and students to feel secure in their work, study, and training. Organizing many useful and practical activities will help students hone their skills, develop their expertise, and contribute to preserving and promoting the cultural and artistic values of the Khmer people in South Vietnam.

On the same day, the university’s Party Committee and Board of Directors also held a meeting to celebrate Chol Chnam Thmay for over 200 officials, workers, Cambodian exchange students, and Khmer lecturers studying and working at the university.

At this event, Associate Professor Nguyen Minh Hoa, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Rector of the university, attended and extended her congratulations to Khmer students, faculty members, and families on the occasion of Chol Chnam Thmay 2023 and wished them happiness and unity.

     

Many activities for Chol Chnam Thmay have attracted a large number of students to participate in traditional games such as sack racing, clay pig smashing, coconut leaves weaving, flour passing, slow bike racing, and boat racing on land.

 

Tra Vinh University awarded 12 scholarships worth 2 million VND each; the Tra Vinh Province Ethnic Committee presented 10 scholarships worth 1 million VND each; and the Party Cell 19 gifted 5 scholarships worth 500,000 VND each to students who have overcome difficulties in their studies and training.

The university’s Student Association presented certificates of merit to the Cultural and Art Club of the Southern Khmer People and 05 excellent students in the activities of the Association and student movements during the term of 2021 – 2022.

By TD