Ho Chi Minh City bids farewell to new soldiers

Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai encourages new soldiers at the farewell ceremony on Feb 27, 2013 (Photo: SGGP)

The Ho Chi Minh City High Command and local authorities ofThu Duc District held a ceremony on February 27 to say farewell to soldiers registering for the January round of this year.

Senior lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Dai Duong of Naval Brigade 957 welcomed 220 soldiers to various naval units while showing his excitement at their enthusiasm.

He commented at the ceremony that it was the army which was the ideal place to train the young to become useful and faithful citizens in accordance with Uncle Ho’s guidance.

Party member Nguyen Ngoc Thuan, representative of these new soldiers, delivered an appreciation speech and promised to do their utmost in the training time to successfully fulfill their future mission.

Other districts in Ho Chi Minh City such as District 3, District 5, District 9, District 12, Go Vap, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Cu Chi, Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, and Can Gio Districts also organized a similar ceremony for new soldiers registering for the January 2013 round. Most of them are in healthy condition and high educational background, with 99 party members and 532 graduates from universities or colleges.

Le Thanh Hai, member of the Politburo and Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee; Major-General
Phan Tan Tai, Deputy Commander of the Military Zone 7; Major-General Truong Van Hai, Commander of the City High Command; and Duong Quang Ha, Chairman of HCMC Fatherland Front Committee took part in the ceremony in Thu Duc District.

Lieutenant general Tran Don, Commander of the Military Zone 7, represented the local government of the southern province of Tay Ninh to bid farewell to 250 new soldiers on February 27.

1,550 young people from Nhon Trach, Long Thanh, Cam My, Trang Bom, Tan Phu, and Vinh Cuu Districts in the southern province of Dong Nai gathered in Trang Bom District to participate in the send-off ceremony.

Major-General Tran Van Hung, Deputy Commissar of the Military Zone 7 and Dinh Quoc Thai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province delivered their encouragement along with presents for around 275 new soldiers. As reported by local authorities, the quality of these soldiers is quite high in many aspects such as health, politics, and education.

The highland province of Lam Dong hosted a welcome ceremony for 650 young soldiers from its six districts to train in five units of the Military Zone 7 and the Vietnamese Military Academy of Dalat located in the area.

In the January 2013 round, there are 9,500 people in the nine provinces of the Military Zone 7 joining the army. Around 1,481 of them are university or college graduates and 2,550 are high school graduates. The others are of high school levels.

New soldiers saying goodbye to their relatives and friends with happy smiles (Photo: SGGP)

Many areas of the highland province of Kon Tum hosted farewell or welcome ceremonies for 450 new soldiers of the January 2013 round. This year, they will be trained in Regiment 990 (of Kon Tum Military Headquarter), Air Defense Brigade 573 (of the Military Zone 5), and the Headquarter of the Kon Tum Border Guard.

Among these soldiers are 313 people from ethnic minorities (accounting for 69.6 percent). 12 of them are party members, 76 are members of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union, 150 are high school graduates, and 282 are junior high graduates.

The high land province of Dak Lak also held a welcome ceremony for 1,500 new soldiers to train in its 6 districts of Lak, Cu M’gar, Ea Sup, Buon Don, Ea Kar, Krong Bong, and Buon Ma Thuot City.

All of them have good politic background and health history, are members of the party or the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union. 99.4 percent of them are high school or junior high graduates and 5 college graduates. More than 25 percent of them are from local ethnic minorities.

The high land province of Dak Nong organized a ceremony on February 27 to bid farewell to 450 new soldiers of the January 2013 round coming from Krong No, Cu Jut, and Dak Mil districts. Most of them are very young and healthy (around 70 percent).

By staff writers – Translated by Bao Long

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