Thousands of youngsters join army

Thursday, 2021-03-04 10:31:51
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Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen presents flowers to a newly conscripted soldier at a ceremony to see off young people for military service in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, March 3, 2021. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – Thousands of young people nationwide set off for military service on March 3, on the occasion of the traditional day of the Border Guard and the Day of All-People Border Defence.

Yesterday, the Military Service Council of Thu Duc City and 21 other districts in Ho Chi Minh City held ceremonies to see off local young men to the army and public security force.

The new recruits from Thu Duc City are ready to fulfil their duty to the nation.

In 2021, 4,628 citizens from Ho Chi Minh City perform their service in military and public security forces, including two female citizens. Among them, 2.05% are official Party members, while 41.95% possess college and university qualifications.

On the same day, localities in Military Region 2, including Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Son La, Lai Chau and Dien Bien, also hosted ceremonies to see young people off for military service. The enlisted were sent to 10 units belonging to the Military Region 2, the High Command of the Border Guard and units under the Ministry of Public Security. Among them, over 82% are between the ages of 18 and 21, nearly 50% are from H’Mong ethnic groups, and more than 15% belong to the Dao and Tay ethnic groups. Over 1,000 sent written requests to volunteer to perform their military service.

Young men from Lao Cai City join the army.

Young army conscripts in Son La City say goodbye to family members before leaving for service.

In the northern province of Thai Binh, thousands of young men also started to perform services in military or public security forces. Previously, the Provincial People's Committee, Thai Binh Provincial Military Council and other relevant units visited and presented gifts to newcomers in difficult circumstances. Each newly-recruit is given gifts worth at least from VND3-4.5 million.

Young Thai Binh men during a ceremony to set off for military service on March 3.

Among young people in Dong Nai Province enlisting this year, 2,803 have joined military units and 305 citizens will perform their duty in the People's Public Security units. The handover and reception ceremonies across 11 districts and cities in the southern province yesterday took place in about 20 minutes, ensuring the prevention and control of COVID-19. Previously, local authorities visited and presented gifts worth VND1.2-3.5 million to each of the new recruits.

Young females in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai, present a bandana and attach flowers to a young man before he leaves for military service.

Vehicles carrying newly-conscripted soldiers are sprayed with chemicals according to anti-COVID-19 treatment. All of them have been tested for COVID-19.

On the occasion of her working visit to the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on March 3, Politburo member cum Head of the Party Central Committee’s for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai encouraged and presented gifts to local young men joining military service this year.

Youngsters from Phan Thiet City excited to enlist in the army.

Young An Giang men enlist in the army.

Lam Dong Provincial Party Secretary Tran Duc District encourages the recruits before leaving to serve the army.

Young men join the navy in Le Chan District, Hai Phong City.

Colonel Le Van Long, Commander of the Military Command of Quang Ninh Province, presents flowers to congratulate young men from Ha Long City on their enlistment.

Deputy Secretary of the Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Hoang Thao presents flowers to young army conscripts before they leave for service.

Colonel Dam Thuc Thuc, Commander of the Military Command of Kien Giang Province presents a gift to a young army conscript in Chau Thanh District.

Photo: NDO