Dien Khanh District:

Learning traditions with vestiges and monuments

Sunday, 29/11/2020, 09:59 [GMT+7]

Learning traditions with vestiges and monuments

There are a lot of historical and cultural vestiges and monuments at national and provincial levels in Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa Province. Besides protection and preservation, many activities have been held by the District People’s Committee to teach traditions to younger generations through the vestiges and monuments.
 
Every weekend, Dang Huu Hung, Chief of the Management Board of Temple of Literature Vestige welcomes groups of students’ educational visits to the temple. More than 50 children of Dien Tho Primary School visited the temple on November 21. After thurification, the temple management board introduced about the history of the vestiges, sages and scholars in the feudalism, especially famous generals in the anti-French colonial movement led by General Trinh Phong (1885 - 1886) such as Nguyen Khanh, Le Thien Ke, Le Nghi, Nguyen Luong; Confucian ethics, etc.
 
“Students’ visits to the Temple of Literature have been maintained for nearly 3 years. We are very excited as the meaningful activity promotes the value of the vestiges, helps students review historical knowledge they learn at school and arouses patriotism,” said Dang Huu Hung.
 
 

 

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Dien Tho Primary School children visit Dien Khanh District Traditional House.
 
 
Dien Khanh District Traditional House, where relics and pictures of Vietnam's struggles for independence and socio-economic achievements of Dien Khanh District are conserved, also frequently welcomes students to visit and learn about the local history and culture. The Traditional House opens in the morning every weekend to welcome children, mostly from schools in the district and some from Nha Trang City and Cam Ranh City. Besides, educational visits are paid to other historical monuments, namely Tran Quy Cap Temple, Dien Khanh Citadel, Trinh Phong Temple, Am Chua, etc.
 
According to the leader of Dien Khanh Division of Culture & Information, since 2018, the district has had plans to organize activities at the Temple of Literature and Traditional House. Accordingly, the division has cooperated with the Division of Education & Training, the Center of Culture, Information & Sports, and the district Youth’s Union to received school visits to the Temple of Literature and Traditional House; offer scholarships to good students at the Temple of Literature; and organized cultural and musical activities and summer camps (Youth’s Union tasks training, tree cultivation and clean-up) at the Temple of Literature.
 
The school visits to the Temple of Literature and Traditional House are held regularly at weekend with approximately 200 arrivals/ day. In early November, 2020, the Center of Culture, Information & Sports opened an exhibition themed “Dien Khanh- land of historical and cultural monuments” at the Temple of Literature, depicting more than 60 pictures of 5 national historical monuments, namely Dien Khanh Citadel, Am Chua, Trinh Phong Temple, Tran Quy Cap Temple, Temple of Literature, and 46 provincial vestiges remaining in the district. The exhibition is open to students and other visitors every Saturday and Sunday.
 
The activities are to educate patriotism; historical and cultural traditions to teenagers and students, contributing to promoting historical and cultural values in the district, raising younger generations’ awareness and responsibility of protecting and promoting cultural values; arousing and nurturing traditions of fondness for learning among students and teenagers. In the coming time, the district will continue maintaining and diversifying activities to enhance the education of traditions through historical and cultural vestiges and monuments, according to Tran Hanh Huy, Deputy Chief of Dien Khanh District Department of Culture & Information.
 
 
Mai Hoang
Translated by N.T