The contest attracted 60 students from three schools, namely Huynh Thuc Khang Secondary School (in Tam Hoa commune), Phan Ba Phien Secondary School (Tam Tien commune), and Tran Quy Cap Secondary School (Tam Hai commune).

Naval Flotilla 21 gives scholarships and bikes to students.

The contest’s queries were related to Vietnam's sea and islands; the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982; the Law of the Sea of Vietnam 2012; the Law on Vietnam's Coast Guard 2018; the traditions of the Coast Guard Force; the culture, history, and traditions of the localities; and efforts in preventing drug abuse, and school violence.

Contestants participating in the competition
Naval Flotilla 21 presents certificates of merit to high-achieving contestants.

After 4 rounds of the contest, namely “Setting Sail, Riding Waves, Docking, and Marking Sovereignty,” Tran Le Ngoc Quy from Tran Quy Cap Secondary School won the first prize. The organizers also awarded 1 second, 2 third, and 5 consolation prizes to outstanding students. Additionally, they presented 1 first, 2 second, 3 third, and 15 consolation prizes to winners of the drawing contest themed "The national sea and islands with coast guard soldiers."

The contest aimed to raise awareness of students, teachers, and local people about Vietnam's sea and islands, relevant legal documents, and the tasks of the Vietnam Coast Guard Force and the Coast Guard Region 2 Command.

Introduction of books in response to Vietnam Book Day

As part of the program, Naval Flotilla 21 organized a book exhibition to celebrate the Vietnam Book Day (April 21, 2024) and introduce books to about 600 officers, teachers, and students. The Vietnam Book Day honors the value of books and affirms their significance in social life.

On this occasion, Naval Flotilla 21 presented 18 bikes and 18 scholarships (worth VND 1 million each) to disadvantaged students from the three participating secondary schools.

* From April 19 to 21, the Binh Thuan provincial Border Guard Command's Youth Union Organization, in collaboration with the Binh Thuan provincial Youth Union Organization and several relevant units, organized the "Youths and the national sea and islands" journey in 2024 in Phu Quy island district.

Competition on creative ideas for youth from various units and localities

Many meaningful activities were held during the program, such as raising awareness of Vietnam's maritime sovereignty, flag-raising ceremonies at sovereignty markers, coastal environmental clean-ups, cultural exchanges, and sports competitions.

During this event, the units also presented 50 gifts and scholarships to poor students and disadvantaged households in Phu Quy island district.

The "Youths with the national sea and islands" journey aimed to educate the younger generation about patriotism and responsibility in protecting national sea and islands.

Translated by Trung Thanh