BAC GIANG - When building new style rural areas, local authorities in Bac Giang province always pay attention to wearing "new clothes" so that each countryside becomes more spacious and worth living. Besides, the fine traditional cultural values are preserved and promoted by all levels, sectors and localities as an important factor that helps improve the quality of spiritual life for the locals.
Rich traditional culture
Coming to Ngot village in Hong Giang commune (Luc Ngan district), we were impressed by the spacious, clean and beautiful landscape. Previously, it was a specially difficult village of the district. Thanks to the due attention of the party and authorities at all levels together with high consensus of the people, Ngot village completed all criteria to be exemplary new style rural village in 2019.
Ngot village in Hong Giang commune (Luc Ngan district) builds new style rural area and promotes the traditional cultural values.
The Secretary of Ngot village Party Committee Duong Van Trinh said: "Among all the criteria for exemplary new style rural building, we especially attached importance to preserving traditional culture and considering it as the driving force and foundation to implement other criteria. Therefore, when authorities at all levels mobilized people to donate land for road and contribute funds for common projects, the locals warmly supported".
In 2023, Ninh Son commune (Viet Yen district) chose to build exemplary new style rural commune with the dominant field of culture. The locality has many foundations such as 4 ancient Quan ho (love duet) villages, many artisans and Quan ho singing clubs.
Furthermore, local authority has paid due attention to preserving and promoting the traditional cultural values, especially teaching Quan Ho folk songs to the younger generation at schools.
Along with preserving intangible cultural values, these localities also protect, repair and restore the above-mentioned relics. Particularly, Viet Yen district has invested in renovating Noi Ninh pagoda and Thuong Lat communal house (Ninh Son commune) while people and students in Hong Thai commune regularly clean up and beautify the landscape at Nhu Thiet temple among others.
Resources for tourism development
According to Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Deputy Head of Cultural and Family Lifestyles Building Division (Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism), the set of National Criteria for new style rural communes in 2021-2025 period in the field of culture has two criteria No. 6 (cultural facilities) and No. 16 (cultural titles). Preserving traditional culture is an important aspect of those criteria. This is also a valuable resource for developing agricultural and rural tourism.
Dao ethnic people in Son Dong district preserve the traditional embroidery craft.
Currently, Bac Giang province has formed many rural and community tourism routes such as tours of Bac Giang City - Area K12 (Tan Yen) - Hoang Hoa Tham historical relic center, Ven village (Yen The); Bac Giang City - Suoi Mo relic area (Luc Nam) - Fruit garden (Luc Ngan) - Tay Yen Tu spiritual - ecological tourism complex, Dong Cao tourist area (Son Dong)...
Every year, the destinations welcome tens of thousands of tourists, helping promote the image of Bac Giang province.
Do Tuan Khoa, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said to preserve and promote traditional cultural values in associated with the development of community tourism in effectively and practically building new rural areas, all levels and sectors need to focus more on conserving, especially spreading the love of traditional culture to the young generation through educational and experiential activities.
Besides, the authority should pay attention to building appropriate policy mechanisms to optimize the advantages, mobilize investment resources to develop community tourism products.
Besides, to promote traditional cultural values, in addition to building a new life, all levels and sectors need to well organize forms of launching and registering cultural titles; promptly praise and reward individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in the culture building movement in new style rural areas.
When expanding the village cultural space in new rural construction planning, local authority must ensure harmonious and sustainable development between economy - culture – environment while well resolving the relationship between traditional and modern culture in accordance to the characteristics of each locality.