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The event aims to bring puppetry arts closer to people in southern Vietnam and international visitors; and contribute to the preservation and promotion of cultural values of the traditional arts.

Especially, People's Artist Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will be the artistic director of the program. He is also the conductor and leads the Vietnam Puppet Theater in particular, and Vietnamese puppetry in general, to many international puppetry festivals.

Local children from disadvantaged families will be invited to the opening ceremony. The organizing board will also present scholarships and support to the repair of ten houses for disadvantaged families./.

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