A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Oct. 7 to mark the 137 th World Post Day and to launch the 41 st Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Contest.

With the theme, “Write a letter to an athlete or sports figure you admire to explain what the Olympic Games mean to you”, the contest offers an opportunity for Vietnamese students to express their thoughts about not only a global sports event but also other issues of common concerns of the country and the world.

The annual contest for children up to 15 years old, hosted by the UPU, aims to develop children’s creative writing skills and help to strengthen friendship amongst nations, whilst giving young people an understanding of the postal sector’s role in social development.

The contest has been held in Vietnam 22 times since 1987./.