Lieutenant General Bui Quoc Oai hands over gifts to local martyrs’ relatives, wounded and sick soldiers and poor households.

Political Commissar of the Vietnam Coast Guard Command Lieutenant General Bui Quoc Oai attended and directed the event.

At the contest, 40 students from Nguyen Viet Xuan Secondary School attended Q&A sessions on Vietnam sea and islands, the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, Vietnam Sea Law in 2012, Vietnam Coast Guard Law in 2018, recent situations in the East Sea (South China Sea internationally), the development of the Vietnam coast guard force, school violence, and harmful effects of drugs on schools; revolutionary tradition of the homeland, and more.

The event helped raise awareness of local teachers, students, and people of Vietnamese sea and islands, thus building patriotism, love for national sea and islands and raising responsibility of citizens in the struggle to safeguard national sovereignty over sea and islands and enhancing solidarity, understanding and closeness between coast guards and local teachers, students, and people.

Representatives of the organizers present the first prize of the contest to student Nguyen Phuong Thuy.

The organizing panel presented one first, one second, four third and one consolation prizes to best students. The first prize holder was Nguyen Phuong Thuy from Class 8A.

On the occasion, the organizers gave 66 gifts to relatives of fallen troops, wounded and sick soldiers, victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, revolutionaries, and poor households in Ngu Kien commune. They also handed over bikes to 50 needy students of Nguyen Viet Xuan Secondary School with good academic records and provided the commune’s People’s Committee and four local schools with equipment to promote law dissemination work and online study.

The organizing panel presents bikes to students with good academic records.

From March 2013 to this October, the Vietnam Coast Guard Command launched 70 national sea and islands contests in 18 provinces and cities nationwide with the participation of 87 secondary schools.

In the period, the command granted nearly 1,900 scholarships, nearly 1,100 bikes, 10 tablets, over 15,000 notebooks, 800 school bags, and 2,100 T-shirts printed with the national flag to poor students with good study results, donated a lot of school supplies to schools and local authorities, and joined local health units to provide free medical examination and medicines to nearly 3,420 policy beneficiaries and poor people.

Translated by Mai Huong