Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 21 directed the building of a modern culture imbued with national identities, thus creating a driving force for socio-economic development.
He made the statement during a televised conference in Hanoi to review the “All people stay united to build cultural life for the 2000-2018 period” campaign.
The PM described the campaign as a major policy towards constructing a well-rounded lifestyle for its people, fostering solidarity, and driving back social evils. He added that it has been welcomed by the people of all walks of life over the past 18 years with many good examples and deeds being honoured.
Admitting that some shortcomings still occurred in the process, he said coordination among units concerned remains limited, while personnel for the effort is yet to meet demand and quality of cultural activities in regions and areas has been uneven.
In order to further spread the campaign, he stressed the need to build a healthy cultural environment at national and local levels, in residential areas, and every aspect of society while fighting negative and wrongful phenomena. He also urged authorities and Party units to pool resources together, using collective power for the effort.
According to the Central Steering Committee on the campaign, over 1.2 million exemplary acts and deeds by good people and over 69,000 wards and villages have been honoured, and more than 19 million households recognised as cultural families over the past 18 years.
Many outstanding individuals and collectives have also been honoured by the Party, State, and Government during the period.VNA