Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hello and welcome to VOV’s Letter Box, a weekly feature dedicated to our listeners throughout the world. We are Mai Phuong and Phuong Khanh.

A: First on our show today, we’d like to announce the results of VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”, which were officially released on the occasion of the Voice of Vietnam’s 70th anniversary, September 7th. B: On July 24, 2015, the Jury Council, comprised of leaders of the World Service and the International Cooperation Department of the Voice of Vietnam, judged the finalists of VOV’s contest “What do you know about Vietnam?”, which ran from March 1st to June 30th, 2015.

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B: The First Prize went to John Rutledge of the US, a listener to the English Program.

A: Second Prize went to Prigodich Nikolai Vladimirovich of Belarus, a listener to the Russian program.

B: Zhao Ya Dong of China, a listener to the Chinese Program won the third prize.

A: We also have 10 Consolation Prizes, which went to Min Lin of Indonesia (Indonesian Program), Nicolai Larin of Russia (Russian Program), Zhong Hua Ming of China (Chinese program), Toshimichi Ohtake of Japan (Japanese program), Farid Boumechaal of Algeria (French program), Shri Bhagwan Sharma of India (English program), Soebianto W of Indonesia (Indonesian program), Lydia Sari of Indonesia (Indonesian program), Attaphong Ruongsirichoh of Thailand (Thai program), and Raif Chaaban of Lebanon (French program).

B: We are happy to announce that the Special prize of VOV’s Contest “What do you know about Vietnam?” goes to Amir Jameel of Pakistan, a regular listener to the English Program.

A: Congratulations to you all. We’d like to thank the 300+ listeners throughout the world who participated in our contest. Awards will be presented later this month.

A: September is a festive month in Vietnam especially here at VOV. We celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day on September 2 and the 70th anniversary of the Voice of Vietnam on September 7.

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Celebration of Vietnam's 70th National Day

B: We have received a number of greetings on the occasion from our listeners throughout the world. Rabi Sanka Bosu of India listened to our program on September 2 from 1600 to 1700 UTC on the frequency of 7220 KHz. He wrote: “First of all I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all of you on the occasion of VOV’s 70th Founding Anniversary on September 7 in advance. Today you aired a special broadcast on Vietnam’s celebrations of the 70th National Day. I came to learn that thousands of people, from all walks of life, took part in the celebrations of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2). Late President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square on September 2, 1945".

A: Thank you, Rabi Sanka Bosu, for tuning in to VOV. SB Sharma of India wrote: “Happy National Day September 2. Congratulations on the 70th anniversary of National Day and successful August Revolution. Today’s program was full of news related to national day, the military parade and other celebrations. More than 30,000 people participated in the parade. Best wishes and congrats to Vietnam come from around the world”.

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Voice of Vietnam marks its 70th anniversary

B: Sending greetings on VOV’s 70th anniversary, SB Sharma wrote: “Congrats and best wishes to VOV on its 70th anniversary. You work for all and are loved by all. Vietnamese and foreign listeners are benefiting from you and your hardworking, dedicated staff team, your time tested, trusted listeners are your strength. You are always caring for them. The next century will be yours”.

B: Thank you, SB Sharma for your greetings. This week, Richard Nowak of the US sent us a number of emails reporting receptions of our broadcasts. In an email dated September 7, he wrote: “Congratulations on the 70th anniversary of VOV. Tonight’s 70th anniversary broadcast was perfect. The history of VOV was awesome including the Declaration of Independence. This was exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thank you very much”.

A: Ivan Lebedev of Russia wrote: “Best congratulations on Vietnam’s National Day and the 70th anniversary of VOV’s first transmission. Best wishes to VOV”.

B: On the occasion of VOV’s 70th anniversary, our correspondent in the US managed to pay a visit to our listeners in the US. In a small town in the western part of the US state of Maryland Bill Ball has never missed a VOV program. Bill was in Vietnam during the war in the 1960s as a photojournalist. He has not returned to Vietnam even once but through VOV he can imagine the changes in Vietnam.

A: In an email to VOV last week, he wrote: “I was listening today our time. Also have one of your associates visiting me today to do an interview on how long I have been listening to your broadcasts. May you all have many more good years of broadcasting”.

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Voice of Vietnam President Nguyen Dang Tien addresses VOV's 70th anniversary

B: Amir Jameel of Pakistan sent us a beautiful e-card to mark Vietnam’s 70th National Day along with beautiful greetings on this occasion. He also shared with us his interest in our broadcasts.

A: From the UK, Grant Skinner sent us a letter reporting a reception of our program on August 16 on the frequency of 9730. Grant wrote: “I have been listening to the Voice of Vietnam for a very long time. Your broadcasts are knowledgeable and informative. Voice of Vietnam gives me facts and details about Vietnam, also gives me a broader perspective of Vietnam, expands my views, and gives me a bigger picture and understanding”.

B: In his email to VOV this week, Mubashir Hussain Asher of Pakistan wrote: “I have been a regular listener to VOV for several years. I would like to congratulate you on the success about your programs. When I began listening to VOV, I was very enthusiastic about your programs which are informative, wonderful and educative with current affairs around the world. I believe VOV will continue to provide its listeners with an objective detailed picture of Vietnam and the world. Keep up the good work. Thanks”.

A: Thank you all for your feedback on our broadcasts and for sharing with us your love for Vietnam and VOV. We’d like to briefly acknowledge letters from Peter Drew of Australia, Hazairin Junep of Indonesia, Ricky Hein of the US, Kazuhiro Takao and Fumito Hokamura of Japan, Abdu Razzak of Bangladesh, and Ratan Kumar Paul of India. We’ll send you QSL cards to verify your reception reports and send you the souvenirs you requested very soon.

B: Before closing our Letter Box for today, we’d like to inform you that our broadcasts on 9550 khz to Africa and the Middle East and on 12000 khz to Beijing- the Fareast have been suspended due to some technical problems. Listeners in these regions can tune in to our programs on the frequency of 7220 khz. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that you keep tuning in to our broadcasts.

A: That’s it for today’s program. Thanks for listening. Good bye.



Rasheed Naz

Dear sir celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day on September 2 and the 70th anniversary of the Voice of Vietnam on September 7. Congratulations on this day . Congratulations to all winners of contest “What... More