Lam played a vital role throughout the tournament, ensuring no goal was scored against Vietnam till the team reached the semifinals of the tournament, making great saves until it ended. In the eight matches that Vietnam played, Lam kept the goal clean throughout the stage group. Opponents were able to find the back of Vietnam’s net just four times, once each during the first leg and second legs of the semifinals, and twice in the first leg of the final. On social media, Lam has become a rising star, with many praising his skills and thanking him for Vietnam from many "dangerous" situations. Writing for U.S.-based global sports website ESPN on November 3, football commentator John Duerden said he saw Dang Van Lam as the key player in the team, set to be the number one choice for the goalkeeper position for years. Long journey To get where he is now, the 25-year-old goalkeeper has made quite a journey. Lam was born to a Russian mother and Vietnamese father in Russia and grew up … [Read more...] about Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam scores an own goal!
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Lam Dong (VNA) - Free heart disease screenings began on over 800 disadvantaged children under 16 years old in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 15. The two-day programme was jointly organised by the Lam Dong Children Hospital, the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group’s office in the province and the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University’s Hospital. Sen. Lieut. Col. Doan Van Viet - Director of Viettel Lam Dong said the second event of this kind has offered a chance for children living with heart diseases to be examined and treated timely. The programme has pledged to finance the surgery for those with difficult backgrounds, he said. This is part of the Tam Long Viet (Vietnamese Heart) Fund's heart operation programme, which has so far provided free life-saving surgeries for 4,500 impoverished children, including 21 in Lam Dong.-VNA … [Read more...] about Disadvantaged children in Lam Dong get free heart checkups
VNU President Nguyen Kim Son stated that that conference took place at a time when more and more people throughout Vietnam are practising the philosophies of Tran Nhan Tong and the Truc Lam Zen sect in order to deal with worldly matters. According to Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, the Truc Lam Zen sect has become a unique national spiritual symbol as the first Buddhist order in Vietnam. The school reached its climax under the three Patriarchs of Tran Nhan Tong, Phap Loa and Huyen Quang. At the conference researchers underlined Emperor Tran Nhan Tong’s significant cultural and philosophical contributions to the development of Vietnamese Buddhism and hailed him as a truly awakened Buddhist monk with a strong influence on later generations. Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) was the third emperor of the Tran Dynasty who ruled Vietnam from 1278-1293 and led the Vietnamese army and people to repulse two Mongol invasions. After the war, he renounced the throne and went into ascetic life in … [Read more...] about Conference sheds light on uniqueness of Truc Lam Zen
Participants in the conference in Quang Ninh province on December 6 (Photo: VNA) Quang Ninh (VNA) – An international conference was held in northern Quang Ninh province on December 6 to look into the cultural and philosophical uniqueness of King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong and the Truc Lam Buddhist sect which he himself founded. The event, held by the Vietnam National University – Hanoi, the Quang Ninh People’s Committee and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (SBV), was an activity to mark the 760th birth and 710th death anniversaries of Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) – the third king of the Tran dynasty. Tran Nhan Tong, born Tran Kham, ascended to the throne when he was 21. He was famed for defeating Yuan-Mongol invaders twice as well as developing the national economy and culture during his 15-year reign. The king abdicated when he was 35 and spent the rest of his life on Yen Tu Mountain, located in where is now Quang Ninh province, to practice and propagate Buddhism. … [Read more...] about Int’l conference talks values of Truc Lam Buddhist sect
PANO – The 10th Gong Culture Festival opened at the cultural sport center in Duc trong district, Lam Dong province on March 31st. The theme of this year’s festival was “Youth and the Gong cultural heritage”. Gong performance at the 10th Gong Culture Festival This annual event aims to preserve honour and uphold the value of Gong culture - which is an intangible cultural heritage of humanity - as well as to strengthen solidarity among ethnic minority groups in Lam Dong province. The festival showcased more than 500 Gong artisans this year. It included various activities, such as: fire ceremony, gong performance, “Ruou can” (drinking wine from a jar, using a pipe) contest, Central Highlands food festival, and the 5th certificate-granting ceremony which recognized 26 gong artisans. The festival ended on April 1st. Translated by Hong Thanh … [Read more...] about 10th Gong culture festival in Lam Dong province