Young people to enthuse troops on Truong Sa

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union hopes to instill the spirit of Dien Bien Phu and the nation’s traditional undauntedness in the face of threats in soldiers stationed in the Truong Sa Archipelago.

Its “Ship for sea and islands” will leave from the city May 28 for the islands and DK1, an offshore lookout post, with 200 young people from the city who will carry for the soldiers a container of soil from A1 Hill in the Dien Bien Phu battlefield, a sculpture made by students at the College of Industrial Fine Art in Hanoi, and a statue of Thanh Giong, the mythical folh hero who defeated invaders.

The Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union said that cash and gifts including an ultrasound scanner donated by organizations and enterprises to the soldiers and residents on Truong Sa Island worth over VND2 billion (US$94,000) would also be handed over.

The ship is scheduled to return on June 6.

By Bich Quyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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