Winners of writing contest on sea, islands sovereignty for young OV awarded

Thursday, 2016-12-29 11:44:17
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NDO – Winners of a writing contest on sea and islands sovereignty for young Overseas Vietnamese (OV) were awarded at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 28 by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Vietnam Youth Federation.

One first, two second, three third and nine consolation prizes worth around VND100 (US$ 4,400) million in total were presented at the event.

The VND30 million (US$1,300) first prize went to Nguyen Dinh Phu and Le Quoc Chien from the Vietnamese Youth and Students' Association in the US for their writing on building an information and data system on Vietnam’s sea and islands.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, MIC Minister Truong Minh Tuan called on the young OV to raise a high sense of revolutionary spirit, nurture their ethics, and improve their qualifications in order to make further contributions to their Fatherland.

The contest was launched in July this year to raise the awareness among young OV of the country’s sovereignty over its sea and islands and the national territorial integration and encourage their initiatives and solutions on safeguarding national sovereignty.

It received an enthusiastic response from Overseas Vietnamese youngsters and students living and studying in many countries around the world, with 202 entries submitted, in which contestants from the US, UK and the Republic of Korea recorded the largest number of entries.

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