Update: 14:05 | 25/09/2019
(BGO) - Bac Giang has a long tradition of culture and history where is the place of origin of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Sect. The training course for UNESCO Programme “Memory of the World” took place in this locality.
The province is home to 2,237 relics of different types including 711 ranked relics, 3 special national relics, 101 national relics and 583 provincial ones.
Foreign Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung and other participants visit the exhibition corner of the documentary heritage "Hoang Hoa su trinh do” (The Envoy’s Journey to China).
It is honored to own 3 cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO including Quan Ho folk song (an intangible heritage of human being), Ca tru singing (an intangible heritage of human being in need of urgent protection) and Vinh Nghiem pagoda wood blocks (the world documentary heritage in the Memory of the World Programme in Asia-Pacific region).
So far, the province has carried out a number of solutions for preservation and promotion of the cultural heritages in the province. In addition to Vinh Nghiem pagoda wood blocks recognized by UNESCO, Bac Giang has many other precious documentary heritages such as Bo Da pagoda wood blocks, theological Epitaph of Nguyen dynasty and ordinations of the dynasties.
The participants enjoy Quan ho folk singing at Vinh Nghiem pagoda.
In his opening remark, Foreign Deputy Minister Le Hoai Trung stressed, Bac Giang is honoured to preserve such heritage in Vinh Nghiem pagoda. In recent years, Bac Giang has been dramatically developing. The sacred land of Tay Yen Tu, intangible heritages and Quan ho folk songs are long-term basis for Bac Giang province and Vietnam to develop cultural tourism. Bac Giang province is endowed with beautiful features of people, nature and culture.
The Deputy Minister believed this training course would create good opportunities for the related ministries, agencies and locals to share valuable experience and lessons in documentary heritages while strengthening cooperation with Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO to preserve and promote value of the UNESCO recognised documentary heritages contributing to sustainable socio-economic development of the local and the whole nation.
The participants pose for a photo with the artists.
A number of presentations and opinions from the international participants and representatives of the ministries, agencies and provinces were given at the seminar creating a forum for the scholars to share their knowledge in protecting and promoting value of the documentary heritages.
Source: The World and Vietnam Report