The event was part of activities in response to the “Fishermen accompanied by Coast Guards” program.

Colonel Do Hong Do, Political Commissar of Coast Guard Region 3 said that the competition was held to raise participants’  love for the national seas and islands and increase the appreciation of our brave coast guard soldiers.

Students from Thanh An Secondary School in Can Gio district drawing national seas and islands

Four stages of the competition, including “Seafaring”, “Overcoming high waves”, “Making landfall”, and “Planting landmarks”, featured over 100 questions about Vietnam’s seas and islands and the Coast Guards. All competitors have made appropriate answers and showed their deep knowledge about the national seas and islands.

Do Nguyen Phuc Thinh, an eighth-grade student from Thanh An Secondary School, shared that he and his friends were regularly provided with lessons and instruction at school related to the national seas and islands as well as the missions of coast guard troops. As a result, they understood more clearly about the national sovereignty at sea and the task of the Vietnamese Coast Guard.

In addition to the knowledge competition, there was also an exhibition featuring unique paintings by local students. Bui Thanh Dat, a fifth-grade student from Can Thanh Secondary School, said that his picture, entitled “Firm will of island troops”, showed his respect for and his pride in the troops, who are, day in and day out protecting the national sovereignty over seas and islands and maintaining peace for them to study and advance themselves.

Deputy-Secretary of the Can Gio District Party Committee held that the competition contributed to showing the responsibility of the youth and their enthusiasm for the fatherland. He hoped that the Coast Guard, naval and border guard forces would continue to collaborate with local authorities to launch more programs to raise the awareness of the younger generations of the national seas and islands as well as in supporting the activities of our fishermen.

Translated by Trung Thanh