They had cultural exchanges with twinned units, played folk games, such as tug-of-war, shuttle-cock-kicking, and other military games.

At the Chung-cake making competition

Colonel Nguyen The Duc, the regiment’s political commissar said that the unit has embraced the higher levels’ directives and orders, maintained combat readiness posture and ensured well all criteria for troops, especially during the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.

Besides their own-grown vegetables and locally-bred cattle and poultry, troops will have their dishes with Chung cakes and jams, essential dishes in traditional Tet of Vietnam.

Meanwhile, on February 10, Military Region 5’s Political Department and the Dak Nong Provincial Military Command organized a Chung-cake making competition themed “Spring in the border area to deepen troops-people ties”.

Under the program, involved troops and other youth union members for civilian units wrapped 160 pairs of Chung cakes, and performed 17 typical artistic items.

The joint units presented houses to two servicemen with housing difficulties and 796 Tet gifts and 500 pairs of Chung cakes to ethnic minority people in Quang Truc commune.

Translated by Mai Huong