Almost 300 people, including poets, writers, musician, singers and artists joined students and representatives from the armed forces in Ho Chi Minh City on January 10 to celebrate the soldiers protecting the country’s seas and islands.

The event was organised by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and the city’s Youth Cultural House in conjunction with the Youth Film Studio and Ho Chi Minh City Television.

The participants enjoyed singing and artistic performances, a photography exhibition highlighting the soldiers and a video presentation about their work.

A special DVD was released for the event, featuring 400 singers demonstrating their warm sentiments towards the men and women who are standing guard over the country’s seas and islands.-VNA