Enlistment ceremonies held for new military conscripts nationwide

Friday, 2017-02-17 11:54:54
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Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang exchanges with a new conscript.
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NDO – Enlistment ceremonies were held on February 15-16 across the country to bid farewell to young men who will embark on two years of compulsory military service.

On February 16, ceremonies were held around Ho Chi Minh City to send off young people to fulfil their duties as national citizens. Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang attended a ceremony in District 9 to comfort new military conscripts.

Addressing the event, he expressed his belief that the new military recruits would uphold the traditions of the armed forces and the City, constantly striving to learn and train to fulfil all assigned tasks.

Among conscripts in the City, 168 are Party members, 43.33% have university, college or vocational training degrees, and thousands volunteered to begin their military service.

On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Military Service Council at all levels held numerous activities implementing army rear policies such as creating savings books and presenting gifts to new conscripts as well as raising funds for recruits living in difficult circumstances.

On the same day, other provinces and cities in the seventh Military Zone (including Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Lam Dong and Long An) held enlistment ceremonies for new recruits.

Out of conscripts across the Zone, 634 are Party members and 276 are civil servants, a high rate compared to the previous years.

Ceremonies were also held in other localities across the country to comfort and send off young people to engage in military service.