Outstanding individuals in sea, island areas honoured at Vietnam Glory hinh anh 1State President Truong Tan Sang (third from left) and former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu (third from right) presents the National Emblem to representatives from five regions of the country (Photo: VNA)
A dozen outstanding individuals from sea, island and border areas were honoured at the 2015 Vietnam Glory programme held in Hanoi on August 16 and attended by President Truong Tan Sang.

Awardees included commanding officer of Lung Cu Border Post in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang - Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Hong Phong; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Mong Cai city in northern Quang Ninh province - Duong Van Co; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ngoc Hien district in southernmost province of Ca Mau - Ly Hoang Tien; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoang Sa island district in central Da Nang city - Vo Van Chanh; and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Truong Sa island district in central coastal Khanh Hoa province - Nguyen Viet Thuan.

Colonel Nguyen Dang Giap, Director General of Corporation 36 under the Ministry of National Defence together with Senior Lieutenant Bui Ngoc Dong from the ethnic security office of the Gia Lai police department; Captain Lau A Chu from the social security office of Dien Bien police department; Colonel Doan Xuan Truong, head of the social order-related crime investigation office of Soc Trang police department; and Hanoi capital city also made the list.

The programme also honours 108 organisations and individuals with significant achievements in patriotic emulation movements for national construction and defence.

President Truong Tan Sang and former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu granted the National Emblem and statues of national hero Saint Giong to representatives of Hanoi capital city, Mong Cai city (Quang Ninh), Ngoc Dien district (Ca Mau city), Hoang Sa (Da Nang) and Truong Sa (Khanh Hoa) island districts.

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang highlighted Vietnam Glory as a meaningful programme to promote national patriotism through honouring outstanding organisations and individuals that have made remarkable contributions to national wealth and international integration.

Organised by the Vietnam History of Science Association, the Cong an Nhan dan (People’s Public Security) newspaper and the Dai Doan Ket (Great Solidarity) newspaper, the programme forms part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolutionary (August 19), National Day (September 2), the traditional day of Vietnam People’s Public Security force and 10 years of the “All people protect national security” movement.-VNA