A live television programme linking the capital city of Hanoi and Truong Sa archipelago took place on June 7 night under the theme “Our sea and islands”.

The event, co-organised by the Vietnam Television (VTV) and VNG Corporation, was the first between the mainland and Truong Sa Lon Island in Truong Sa archipelago in the central province of Khanh Hoa .

Guests at the show included officials from the Government, the Ministry of National Defence and the Navy High Command.

A variety of activities were combined in the show including art performances, TV reportages, and video clips, with the focus being exemplary individuals and localities in the cause of defending the fatherland’s sea and islands.

Researcher Pham Hoang Quan, who has been studying Vietnam’s sovereignty on the East Sea through China’s ancient history for 15 years, shared his aspiration with the audience, together with oceanographer Chu Hoi, Dr Pham Ngoc Nam, the designer of marine platform DK1, and Tran Quan Bao, who donated documents and photos about the time his family lived on Hoang Sa archipelago in 1939-1940 island to the State to help affirm the country’s sovereignty over the archipelago.

Le Hong Minh, VNG General Director said, the participation of social networks such as Zing Me has contributed greatly to the success of the programme.

Just one week after its launch, the “Our sea and islands” website has attracted over 37,000 members and 13,000 messages to Truong Sa soldiers.-VNA