(Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A fundraiser was held on March 12 by the Hanoi National Assembly Deputies delegation and the Office of the municipal People’s Council in response to a call from the city’s Fatherland Front Committee.

The event was attended by Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Vice Chairpersons of the People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan and Phung Thi Hong Ha, vice head of the delegation Bui Huyen Mai and staff of the two agencies.
 
DK1 Platform (VNA)

Workers at the two agencies donated a minimum of a day’s wage each to the “Vi Truong Sa than yeu” (For beloved Truong Sa) fund to support soldiers and residents on Truong Sa (Spratly) island district and DK1 Platform via the city’s working delegation trip in April.

The same day, the Hanoi chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union raised 70 million VND (more than 3,000 USD) for the fund.

In recent times, chapters of the municipal Youth Union have encouraged their members to respond to the movement.
Naval soldiers wave farewell to their comrades before setting out to take on new missions (Source: VNA)

A day earlier, a book of photos, taken by photographer and journalist Nguyen My Tra, featuring the nature and people of Truong Sa archipelago was released in Hanoi. 

Entitled Truong Sa – Here We Come, the book in Vietnamese and English contains stories of the magnificent Truong Sa made of coral reefs, whirlwinds, hot sands, salty seas and the bitter taste of the blood shed by generations of Vietnamese defending the sacred seas and skies of the country.-VNA
Playing table tennis with the soldiers of Truong Sa (Photo: VNA)