Poet Huu Thinh was awarded the Second-class Independence Medal by the President
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and awarded the Second-class Independence Medal to poet Huu Thinh. The program also has the participation of many famous Vietnamese poets and writers and the presence of many famous artists and singers…
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Quang Thieu – Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association affirmed that poet Huu Thinh had “brought to Vietnamese poetry a distinct poetic voice, creating a poetic path named after himself. “. He also expressed his admiration for poet Huu Thinh’s persistent creative journey, when at the age of 80, he was still full of love and energy for poetry.
Responding at the ceremony, poet Huu Thinh said that he was very touched and expressed his deep gratitude to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc for awarding him a special honor and the literary and artistic world throughout the country. .
After the medal ceremony, the art program “Poet Huu Thinh – The Endurance of the Earth” took place by the director of Nguyen Viet Thanh – the poet’s daughter. Presenting the best poems of poet Huu Thinh and performing songs derived from his poetry are leading artists of the Northern stage such as: People’s Artist Le Khanh, People’s Artist Quoc Hung, People’s Artist Lan Huong, People’s Artist Tu Long, Meritorious Artist Xuan Bac.
The sweet, warm voice of People’s Artist Le Khanh immerses listeners in “Mother’s house”, in which poet Huu Thinh writes: “Mother’s house is a little station / We come and go throughout our lives”.
Meanwhile, People’s Artist Tu Long touched with “Phan Thiet has my brother”, telling the story of a soldier who sacrificed himself for the country: “In the cellar the smell of gunpowder sweat/ My heart beats uncontrollably…”. The performance ended with a standing ovation from the audience.
Appearing in the program, singer Dam Vinh Hung performed two popular songs of Huu Thinh’s poetry: “Sang Autumn”, “Sea, nostalgia and you”. He moderates and emphasizes just enough, bringing a lot of emotions to the audience.
Poet Huu Thinh was born in 1942, real name is Nguyen Huu Thinh, pen name Vu Huu. He is a poet, writer, member of Vietnam Writers Association since 1970, General Secretary and President of Vietnam Writers Association for 4 consecutive terms. He is also a Member of the X and XI National Assembly.
Poet Huu Thinh has won many literary awards such as: Class A Award of Vietnam Writers Association in 1980 with Truong Ca Duong to the City; 1999 ASEAN Literature Prize; Prize A in the movement of literary and artistic creations to study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morality and style in 2020 with Truong Tan Trao; Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Art, Phase IV, 2012…
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