More than 300 graduates from universities and colleges based in Hanoi were honoured for their excellent academic results at the Temple of Literature on August 24.

At the ceremony, the 11 th of its kind held by Hanoi, the outstanding graduates signed their names and left messages in the temple’s traditional golden book, which has long been a privilege offered to only the best performing students and youth leaders.

The annual event aimed to stimulate a fondness for studying among Vietnamese students.

During the ceremony, the graduates took part in an exchange with the city’s leaders on how to better utilise social networking to inspire the country’s youth.-VNA