Sixty students competing in the “I love my national sea and islands” contest

Sixty outstanding students from five secondary schools in Thanh Khe district, representing more than 6,200 local students, competed in this event. The contest included four parts, namely sailing, crossing the waves, docking, and planting sovereign markers. Knowledge in these parts focused on Vietnam's sea and islands, the Law of the Sea 2012, the Vietnam Coast Guard Law, the coast guard force’s tasks, functions and traditions, among others.

Regarding the purpose of the contest, Senior Colonel Kieu Khanh Dung, head of the Political Department of Coast Guard Region 2, said that it is an opportunity to continue educating and nurturing knowledge and personality for teachers and students, and further enriching schools’ traditions.

Best students of the contest receiving awards

Col. Dung added that the contest aimed to provide teachers and students with more knowledge of the sea and islands of the Fatherland, the Party and State’s documents on maritime sovereignty, traditions of the heroic Vietnam Coast Guard, and the history and traditions of Da Nang city. This helped raise their awareness, strengthen the solidarity between troops and people, promote patriotism and love for the national sea and islands, and raise citizen responsibility for the cause of building and firmly protecting the Fatherland’s sacred sovereignty over its sea and islands.

The contest ended successfully with one first, one second, one third, and one consolation prizes presented by the organizing panel.

The organizer presenting bikes to needy students with good academic records

Also at the event, the organizers awarded children with the best paintings in the drawing contest themed “Sea, islands, Fatherland and Coast Guard soldiers” launched earlier. Notably, five schools with outstanding achievements in the “I love my national sea and islands” contest, the drawing contest, and other related ones, were honored with the collective prizes.

On this occasion, the Coast Guard Region 2 Command granted 50 scholarships, each worth VND 1 million, and 20 bicycles to students facing hard living conditions achieving high study results.

Translated by Mai Huong