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VND6 million scholarships presented to students at five music training schools.
Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, organized a ceremony for the “Toyota Scholarships for Young Vietnamese Musical Talent in the School Year 2016-2017” on April 5.
The scholarship program has been implemented since 2009 with the purpose of encouraging a spirit of study among young musical talent and to contribute to the development of human resources and musical culture in Vietnam.
In this program, 85 scholarships, at VND6 million ($246) each, for a total of VND510 million ($22,440), were granted to outstanding students at five music training schools in Vietnam.
TMV also presented traditional musical instruments to five music universities in the program, worth VND90 million ($3,960), in the hope that these will help to support education in traditional music.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Toru Kinoshita, President of TMV, said the company appreciates the efforts of students in recent years to reach outstanding achievements.
“We were honored when previous students preformed at major TMV concerts recently and received prizes at international music competitions,” he said. “I expect that our support will be helpful in your endeavors to become good artists in the future.”
Mr. Toru Kinoshita, President of TMV, speaks at the ceremony for the Toyota Scholarships for Young Vietnamese Musical Talent in the School Year 2016-2017 (Source: Toyota).
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien told the ceremony that the ministry sincerely thanks TMV for its active support for and assistance to the development of human resources in Vietnam’s music industry. “I believe that the Toyota Scholarship Program will support young Vietnamese musical talent to continue to develop and make greater achievements,” she said.
The Toyota Scholarships for Young Vietnamese Music Talent has been an annual program of TMV that comes from ticket sales to its Toyota Classics and Toyota Concert performances.
According to Mr. Kinoshita, since it was established, TMV has carried out many activities aimed at Vietnam’s people and society, focusing on four main areas: traffic safety, education and training and human resources development, environmental protection, and culture.