The Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with the Mainichi Newspaper launched a contest to compose slogans for the program “Doraemon with traffic safety in Vietnam,” on September 6.
This contest is an annual activity which aims to promote children’s awareness of traffic safety and accident prevention.
Senior Colonel Le Xuan Duc, Deputy Head of the Traffic Police Department stated that the slogan contest is a practical effective dissemination of information about traffic safety. The best slogan will be used for the road safety program and appear on posters at schools across the country in the 2018-2019 school year.
|Delegates at the conference.
The contest is open for Vietnamese and foreign people living in Vietnam. Entries should be a new composition, and should not be longer than 20 words in Vietnamese.
Last year, the “Traffic Safety in Vietnam with Doraemon” program was carried out with 26 extra-curricular courses, Duc said, adding that 30,000 road safety handbooks and badges were given to primary students in 13 localities nationwide.
The organizing board receives entries from September 6. An awarding ceremony will be held in January 2018. People can get more information at www.antoangiaothong.com.vn or www.cgst.vn.
|Major General Vu Ngoc Lan, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Relations
The same day, a Kizuna Ekiden running event held for the cause of traffic safety was launched.
According to Major General Vu Ngoc Lan, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, some 1,600 Vietnamese and Japanese people are expected join the event, which will take place at 7am on November 18.
Ekiden was born in Japan 100 years ago. A sash called Tasuki is handed over from runner to runner to complete the race, thus it is billed as a symbol of unity and friendship, or “kizuna” in Japanese.
The running tournament aims to bolster the friendship and increase exchanges between Vietnam and Japan.By Thien Minh