Nguyen Van Mao, known as Mao Meo (Cat), has made his name in the national start-up community because of his passion for bamboo flutes. Mao is also the initiator of a movement to play bamboo flutes in the local community and has opened 31 bamboo flute stores nationwide. He is the director of the Mao Meo Bamboo Flute company that exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
As the first female Director of the Department of Multilateral Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga and this department have left an unforgetable mark pioneering Vietnam’s integration policies. Cornerstone successes are seen as propelling Vietnam to join ASEAN, ASEM, APEC, WTO, TPP and a series of free trade agreements (FTAs).
After more than 20 years of studying traditional fine arts, culture and history, Dr. Tran Hau Yen The has been successful with his scientific approach to nghe, a Vietnamese folklore creature that has the traits of a dog and a lion. He helps the public have a better understanding of this creature and is bringing this thousand-year-old image back into modern life through painting, fine arts, fashion, architecture and tourism.
Having developed his family's traditional methods for more than 40 years, traditional medicine doctor Nguyen Thai Ha has contributed greatly to the development of Vietnam's traditional medicine industry, making his mark in the public health care field with the Sao Phuong Dong (Oriental Star) Healthcare system. He is now the head of the Vietnam Institute for Applied Research of Traditional Medicine and Nursing Service and President of the Sao Phuong Dong Healthcare system.
Master Nguyen Thanh Chung who is currently the Deputy Director of the UNESCO Center for Culture and Sport Development in Vietnam and the Head of the Lac Viet Vo Dao has made a lot of contributions to the community in the field of martial arts in combination with traditional medicine to improve the health of the community.
Dr. Tran Binh Giang, Director of Viet Duc Hospital is the first Vietnamese doctor to study laparoscopic surgery. He has changed the western viewpoint about implementation of endoscopic/laparoscopic surgery techniques, that are often dubbed "elite surgery" in developing countries.
Consecutively winning three gold medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 2019-2020, Bui Hong Duc, a 12th-grade student at the High School for Gifted Students under the Hanoi National University, set the record for Vietnam in international competitions.
As the first Vietnamese to hold the position of Country Manager of Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Thanh An is a pioneer in promoting Australian agricultural knowledge and technology to improve the livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers.
A slim old man with long white hair and bright eyes sitting under a tree behind his house making a chapi - a traditional musical instrument of the Raglai ethnic minority, is a familiar image to the people of Do village. That old man is artist Chamaléa Au, one of very few Raglai in the region who still makes chapis and has retained the ability to fine tune the sound of this instrument.
As the co-founder and president of the project “Book and Action”, Nguyen Van An has a desire to take the knowledge from books and turn it into practical actions in life. This creates confidence for the active young generation to build a better society. With the message "Action, Discipline and Don’t give up,"Nguyen Van An is the driver of a “book-train”, which carries knowledge to people at each destination.