113 authors conferred with national awards

113 authors were conferred the Ho Chi Minh Awards and the State Awards for Literature and Arts at a ceremony on Saturday to mark the 127th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's birth anniversary.

Speaking in the event, President Tran Dai Quang urged writers and artists to contribute more to the development of Vietnamese culture and people for sustainable growth. Art and literature associations should renovate their operation to help authors and artists truly reflect people's life and meet the public's increasing cultural demand. We should encourage works criticizing negative phenomena that hinder the development of the nation and people," President Tran Dai Quang said.

Source: VOV5