Activities included visiting war cemeteries, giving gifts to policy beneficiary families, awarding scholarships to disadvantaged students, presenting national flags and first aid kits, and disseminating legal knowledge to fishermen. Additionally, a contest titled “I love my homeland’s sea and islands” was held.

The organizing committee presenting gifts to outstanding students for the 2023-2024 academic year in Dien Chau District, Nghe An Province

Senior Colonel Tran Van Nam, Political Commissar of Flotilla 11, highlighted that during the program, representatives of fishermen and local authorities from Dien Chau district were informed about viewpoints and measures regarding the East Sea (South China Sea), Vietnam's border security, and maritime sovereignty. They discussed historical evidence supporting Vietnam's claims over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes, the basics of the Vietnam Coast Guard Law 2018, and the functions and authority of the Vietnam Coast Guard. Fishermen were encouraged to cooperate by providing information on maritime security and criminal activities in the areas managed by Flotilla 11.

Furthermore, troops from Flotilla 11 directly disseminated information to over 100 fishing vessels anchored at Dien Ngoc fishing port. They also provided updates on maritime issues and the Vietnam Coast Guard Law to 300 local officials. The unit distributed 40 gift sets to policy beneficiary families, religious communities, and disadvantaged fishermen, and awarded 10 bicycles and 90 gift sets to impoverished students in the district.

The “I love my homeland’s sea and islands” contest, held at Dien Chau District's Conference Center, saw the participation of students from An Trung Secondary School and Minh Chau Secondary School. The contest covered topics, such as State documents on maritime sovereignty, the Vietnam Coast Guard Law, and issues like drug use’s harms and school violence. These activities aimed to foster patriotism and awareness of maritime sovereignty among students and to educate them on social evils.

Phan Thanh Doai, Deputy Head of the Mass Mobilization Board of the Nghe An Provincial Party Committee, emphasized the significance of the program. He noted that the activities reflected the Vietnamese tradition of "When drinking water, remember its source," and provided timely support to disadvantaged individuals.

Translated by Chung Anh