Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General Bui Quoc Oai, Political Commissar of the Vietnam Coast Guard Command, underlined that Vietnam’s sea and islands are an inseparable sacred territory of the Fatherland, holding an important position in the cause of national construction, development and protection.

Lt. Gen. Bui Quoc Oai speaking at the event
Students participating in the contest

For ten years, the Vietnam Coast Guard Command and other agencies and units have organized 111 contests in 34 provinces and cities across the country.

The contest has drawn the participation of 323 secondary schools and raised more than VND 16 billion from organizations, individuals, enterprises and benefactors to implement activities to maintain social security and protect the environment surrounding the place where the contest takes place. Meanwhile, the organizing panel has offered 2,688 gifts to policy beneficiaries and national contributors; granted 4,452 scholarships, 1,887 bicycles, more than 16,000 books and 800 school bags to needy students; and provided free health check-ups and medicines for more than 2,673 people.

The organizing panel honoring outstanding contestants

This year, the contest in Dien Bien saw the participation of 70 outstanding students from four secondary schools in Dien Bien Phu city and Dien Bien district. The questions revolved around basic knowledge about the province’s geography, the Dien Bien Phu Victory, national sea and islands, the Vietnam People’s Army and the coast guard force, as well as the Vietnam Law of the Sea and international regulations over sea and islands, to name but a few.

The contest aimed to disseminate information among teachers and students about the Dien Bien Phu Victory, local cultural traditions, national sea and islands, the Party and State’s documents related to sovereignty over sea and islands, and traditions of the coast guard force, contributing to spreading love for national sea and islands and enhancing public awareness of and responsibility for protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands.

The organizer handing over gifts to war veterans and policy beneficiaries
Bicycles given to disadvantaged students

On the occasion, the Vietnam Coast Guard Command presented 15 gifts to policy beneficiaries and 40 bicycles to disadvantaged students with excellent academic results in Dien Bien Phu city and Dien Bien district.

Translated by Quynh Oanh