Pham Huong Thao, a 7th grader from Chu Van An secondary school in Haiphong has won the consolation prize in the 43rd Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Contest, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Under the theme “Write a letter describing how music can touch lives” 13-year-old student Natasa Milosevic coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina received the first prize.
The second prize was awarded to 10-year-old Chinese student Zou Canyan, and Ashley Nicole Abalos from the Philippines bagged the third prize.
In her letter, Thao made believe she was a violin of a young boy. His father abandoned the boy and his mother for an affair with a famous female violinist, which broke the heart of the boy's mother and instilled in her a hatred for music.
As part of an effort to heal his mother's soul,the boy began to play music, quickly discovering an innate talent as a musical prodigy,to help him overcome difficulties and sadness.
Her letter was translated into English and French and submitted to the international round.
So far, Vietnam has earned 10 UPU international awards.
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