Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Defense Minister, attended the event in Kim Dong district, Hung Yen province.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien hopes recruited youths fulfill all assigned tasks. 

This year, Hung Yen province has promoted dissemination and encouraged youths to strictly observe the Law on Military Service. The provincial military command has also worked closely with the Health Department to direct localities to organize training courses before checking youths’ health. Attentively, the rate of youths having their health examined in the whole province reached nearly 98 percent.

At the youth-handover ceremony in Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province, Deputy Defense Minister Sr. Lt. Gen. Vu Hai San presented gifts to and encouraged enlisted youths.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Vu Hai San presents gifts to the enlistees.

In the resistance war for national independence, more than 50,000 youths in Hai Hau district headed for the frontline. This year, the district topped Nam Dinh province and Military Region 3 in quality and recruitment criteria. Of the recruited youths, over 25 percent have graduated from colleges and universities, nearly 100 percent was equipped with knowledge of Party, and 85 percent are in good health conditions. One hundred and eighty four youths are Catholic.

The same day, Deputy Defense Minister Sr. Lt. Gen. Pham Hoai Nam and Deputy Director of the General Department of Political Affairs (GDP) Sr. Lt. Gen. Trinh Van Quyet were present at the events in Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang city and Quang Ninh province’s Cam Pha city.

Khanh Hoa province has achieved the set target of enlisted youths for this year. All youths have their education levels from high schools and above. In Nha Trang city, all of the recruited youths are Youth Union members, 38 percent of them wrote petitions to perform military service and 24 percent of them hold college and university degrees.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Trinh Van Quyet encourages the new recruits.

Expressing his belief in the enlisted youths, Gen. Quyet hoped that they would promote the traditions of the homelands, good virtues of Uncle Ho’s soldiers and exert all-out efforts to fulfill all assigned missions.

The handover of new recruits in Hoa An district, Cao Bang province in the presence of GDP Deputy Chief Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Gau was solemn, quick, and absolutely safe. Among the recruited in Cao Bang province, 176 youths wrote petitions.

Similar events were held in Bac Giang province’s Viet Yen town and Hoa Binh province’s Tan Lac district, seeing the presence of Deputy Chiefs of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Nguyen Doan Anh and Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Nghia, respectively.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Nghia and other delegates encourage the newly-recruited youths.

The new feature in this year’s recruitment drive of Bac Giang province was that localities provided the recruited youths with the national history, traditions, responsibility and obligations of national defense, held artistic exchanges and encouraged youths before doing military service. Through these events, all the enlistees were ready to perform their duties. Another highlight in the drive was the higher level of health conditions, education backgrounds, and political stance of the recruited youths.

Similarly, Hoa Binh province also saw higher level of the enlistees’ health, education backgrounds and political stance. Notably, among them, nearly 150 are Party members and 400 had their awareness of the Party raised. In addition, 89 percent of them come from ethnic minority groups.

Translated by Mai Huong