The practical event aimed to help local troops, youths and students to deeply understand national seas and islands, thus raising their national patriotism, love for national seas and islands as well as their responsibilities for national construction and protection of national sovereignty over seas and islands. It also strengthened civilian-military solidarity.

Through the contest, students from Thach Loi Secondary School learnt about legal documents on national sovereignty over seas and islands, the Law on the Vietnam’s Coast Guard as well as missions, traditions and achievements of the coast guard force. They also studied the dangers of drug and school violence and were equipped with measures to prevent them.

The organizing panel presents gifts to students from Thach Loi Secondary School

Ninth-grade student Vu Ngoc Hiep and seven-grade contestants Vu Trieu Thuy Tien and Vu Thach Anh won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.  

On the occasion, organizers offered 14 gifts to policy beneficiaries, 10 bicycles, and 20 scholarships to needy students who recorded good results during the school year. 

Since 2013, the contest has been successfully held in 38 secondary schools in 15 provinces and cities across the country with the active participation of more than 40,000 teachers, students and parents. The program was highly appreciated by local authorities, the education sector, and student organizations.

Over the past years, coast guard units also handed over hundreds of scholarships and 162 bicycles to needy students with good academic results, visited and presented gifts to around 500 policy beneficiaries and needy households and distributed leaflets on national seas and islands-related information. 

Translated by Tran Hoai