Attending the ceremony were Mr. Do Hung Viet - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Pham Lan Dung - Acting President, DAV; Dr. Nguyen Thi Thin - Vice President, DAV; working and retired lecturers, officers, staff and all students of the DAV.
November 20th every year is a day to celebrate a tradition of the Vietnamese people “Respect the teacher - when drinking water remember its source”. This is also a special occasion for generations of students to express their deep gratitude and appreciation of the efforts and contributions of the Academy's lecturers, officers and staff. The people who aid in the process of developing education and training of the country in general and of the diplomatic sector in particular. At the same time, it was an opportunity for all lecturers, officers, staff and students of the Academy to share dificulties on building and developing the Academy, meeting the increasing requirements of the society in the cause of industrialization and modernization of the country.
To celebrate Vietnamese Teachers' Day, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam and leaders of the DAV shared in activities to congratulate retired lecturers, officers and staff who have made important contributions to the development of the Academy and the Diplomatic sector. In particular, the DAV is proud to be the cradle of training for many generations of foreign affairs officers for the diplomatic sector in particular and the country's foreign affairs work in general. Among them, a number of leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were students of the Academy.
Dr. Pham Lan Dung, Acting President of the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam, reported on the Academy's achievements in the past 03 years since its autonomous mechanism: New construction and renovation facilities, opening new training majors, increasing enrollment targets, improving training programs, strengthening training links and international cooperation in the field of training with foreign partners, promoting career guidance – internships for students, reforming library work towards digitalization and especially preparing for the new accreditation period that will be conducted with FIBAA - a prestigious educational accreditation agency with European standards, DAV’s students have achieved a number of commendable achievements in the past 2 years.
Dr. Pham Lan Dung sincerely thanked generations of leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their support for all DAV’s activities; thanked the generations of officers, lecturers, and staff of the DAV over the past 65 years who have given hands to build a developed Diplomatic Academy today; promises to continue to make more efforts to build an ever-growing Academy.
At the ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet highly appreciated the great achievements of the DAV in research and training. The training quality is increasingly improved. More and more domestic and foreign partners know about the Academy and want to cooperate with. The Deputy Minister said that, to create a dynamic environment and meet the increasingly innovative requirements of society, the Academy needs to continue expanding facilities (including the construction of 2nd campus), fostering lecturers' capacity, innovating and standardizing training programs, promoting the application of technology in training administration, and strengthening coordination mechanisms between departments within the Academy, between the Academy and other departments within the Ministry, continuing to build standard training programs, connecting research with pratice, and maximizing the capacity of students.
The Deputy Minister hoped that teachers would be pioneers in leading students to continue to further promote creative thinking and enthusiasm to find their own path of development.
Mr. Nguyen Dinh Thao, representative of the Retirement Club, affirmed the importance of the values that the teachers have been creating for the Academy. He hoped that the gratitude event would be successful and the lecturers would continue to follow the Academy's development.
On behalf of more than 6,200 students of the Diplomatic Academy, Dinh Thi My Oanh expressed her deep gratitude to the lecturers who have always accompanied, encouraged and enthusiastically helped them throughout their learning process at the Academy; promised to study well to continue spreading the mission of Diplomatic students "Dynamic - Creativity - Vision".
Many other activities were organized by the Academy Trade Union in coordination with the faculties on the occasion of Viet Nam Teachers' Day. Unique and meaningful musical performances were sung as spiritual gifts, creating a happy and memorable holiday atmosphere. Competitive sports such as table tennis, badminton, tug of war, relay running... are physical activities that promote the spirit of solidarity among the lecturers, staff and students of the DAV./.