This award is a prestigious honor presented to Vietnamese young people with outstanding achievements in various fields, including education, scientific research, sports, the arts, and start-up and innovation movements.

Another 10, chosen from 135 nominations, will receive the Vietnam Promising Young Face Award.

These award winners will be honored at a grand gala night held at 8:00pm on March 26 in Hanoi. The ceremony will be broadcast live on VTV6 channel of the Vietnam Television (VTV).

The People’s Army Newspaper would like to introduce them to readers.

1. Dinh Quang Hieu

Hieu, 1999, is a student of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University Hanoi.

In 2016, he was granted a certificate with merit by the Prime Minister for his outstanding academic results.

In 2016-2017, Hieu won two golds at the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the 49th in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, respectively.

Dinh Quang Hieu

Last year, he achieved the Hoa Trang Nguyen Award, which is presented to those who win medals at the international academic competitions; he also won the first place in the national competition, and had the highest scores at the national High School Graduation Examination; won Odon Vallet scholarships in 2016-2017; and was honored as one of the most outstanding students of his university last year.

In addition, Hieu actively joined extracurricular activities, such as the Global Youth Summit 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2017; the HSGS Chemistry Organization of the National University Hanoi, and the Global Leadership Organization presents Global Leadership Conference at Taipei European School in 2017.

2. Vu Bich Ngoc

Ngoc, 1986, is a worker at the Stem Cell Institute of University of Science under the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.

Vu Bich Ngoc

She is one of leading scientists for stem cell research and application sector in Vietnam. Especially, she heads a State-level project to apply stem cell technology in breast cancer treatment as well as participates in an array of projects at different levels on treating diseases with stem cell advances.

Last year, Ngoc was honored with the Golden Globe Award in the fields of science and technology.

She has 15 scientific research articles published on specialized magazines listed by the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) - a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer science and communications technologies.

3. Pham Huy

Huy, 2000, a student at the Quang Tri town’s High School in the Central province of same name.

Pham Huy

Last year, Huy reaped a number of certificates for his outstanding academic records by the Ministry of Education and Training, for his silver at the province-level Science-Technology Competition, and for his gold at the robotic category of the National Science-Technology Competition.

Notably, Huy ranked third at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 (Intel ISEF 2017) in the United States with his robotic arm, which helps disabled people in Vietnam with a more affordable alternative to prosthetics.

4. Vu Van Binh

Binh, 1989, is an employee at the military-run telecom group (Viettel).

Vu Van Binh

In 2017, Binh actively conducted study and then applied a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) system and a cable television head-end system in production – the two major project of Viettel, helping the group have more subscribers and save hundreds of thousands of US dollars. To date, Viettel’s GPON system has over 3 million users.

For his achievements, Binh received merit certificates by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Ministry of National Defense. Since 2015, he won the annual title “Officer-of-the-year at grassroots level.”

5. Nguyen Khoi

Khoi, 1991, is Senior Director of the Topica Education Group. He developed a series of products, such as Memo, Edumall, and WeFit.

Memo is a free English learning app on smartphones with around 300,000 members after one year of operation.

Nguyen Khoi

Edumall is a website connecting online learners with video lecturers by experts in various fields. Edumall is now the biggest online education platform with over 1,000 courses, and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and Thai students.

WeFit is a good workout app connecting a network of local gyms or fitness centers, helping people choose the best places in accordance with their demands.

Khoi also boosts the sharing economy model.

For his outstanding records, Khoi is among 16 outstanding young persons with creative startups in 2017 by the Hanoi Youth Union, is top 3 at the StartUp Festival held by the Vietnam Television in 2016, and is in the “30 Under 30” list in 2018 by Forbes Vietnam magazine.

6. Captain Pham Van Dan

Dan, 1983, is a police officer from the Police Department in Hai Duong province.

As a head of the criminal police office under the Police Department, Captain Dan and his comrades detected and demolished a range of cases related to organized drug gangs, gambling, prostitution, and murder.

Captain Pham Van Dan

Their achievements have considerably contributed to maintaining local security and social order.

In 2017, Dan was honored with the Third-class Feat of Arms Order by the State President. The police officer also claimed the title “Officer-of-the-year at grassroots level” from 2015 to 2017, and other certificates by the Hai Duong provincial Police Department.

7. Captain To Hong Thai

Thai, 1985, is from Battalion 70 under the Military Region 5’s Staff.

Captain To Hong Thai

Over the past time, Captain Thai participated in many projects to make innovative models to improve training quality in his unit and then won high prizes in technical competitions at all levels for his initiatives above.

Additionally, the officer gained merit certificates in contests studying the 70th founding anniversaries of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22, 1944-2014) and the military region’s armed forces (October 16, 1945-2015).

For his task performance results, Thai pocketed the title “Officer-of-the-year at the whole army-level,” the title “Officer-of-the-year at grassroots level” in four consecutive years, and other certificates by the Military Region 5 Command.

8. Nguyen Van Hieu

Hieu, 1990, is a doctor at the Clinic of Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien province.

Nguyen Van Hieu

Doctor Hieu volunteered to join the project on bringing young volunteers to work in disadvantaged areas (Project 585) by the Ministry of Health. Then he was sent to Muong Nhe – the poorest mountainous district in Dien Bien.

Though he specializes in pediatrics, Hieu doubles as a general practitioner. Meanwhile, Hieu and his wife are themselves suffering from health problems but he perseveres in his efforts in the treatment of local people.

9. Le Tu Chinh

Chinh, 1997, is a runner at the Thong Nhat Sporting Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

Last year, the track-and-field athlete shone at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) in Malaysia with a hat-trick of golds in the 100m dash, 200m dash and 4x100m relay (breaking the Games record), right on her debut at the SEA Games arena.

Le Tu Chinh

In addition, the new “queen of speed” in the region also claimed the 60m dash silver at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017 (AIMAG2017) in Turkmenistan.

For her performances, Chinh was honored among top Vietnamese athletes in 2017 and among 10 outstanding young citizens of Ho Chi Minh City in 2016.

10. Tran Minh Chau

Chau, 2004, is an eighth grader at the Marie Curie Secondary School in Hanoi.

She scored excellent academic records in the Vietnam National Academy of Music in four consecutive years.

Tran Minh Chau

The talent young students won all first prizes at the Ricard Vines International Piano Competition for Kid and Youth in Spain, at the Vietnam-Spain International Piano Competition in Spain, at the AFAF Piano International Concerto Competition in the United States, and at the Future Stars Piano Competition in Poland.

In December 2017, Chau was admitted to a project for educating young artist talents in the 2016-2025 period with a vision to 2030 ratified by the Prime Minister.

Translated by Van Hieu