Vietnamese students studying in New South Wales organised their 14 th annual gala night at the Wesley Mission theatre in the capital city of Sydney on August 20.

The gala, entitled “Memories”, drew nearly 1,000 spectators, who are staff members of Vietnamese representative agencies and students in Australia .

The organisers took this occasion to raise funds to help Agent Orange/dioxin victims in the home country, in response to the call from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

At present, about 26,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Australia , mainly in the states of New South Wales and Victoria .

The same day, the Vietnamese Students’ Association in Malaysia (VSAM) hosted a beauty contest for Vietnamese students in celebration of Vietnam ’s National Day, which falls on Sept. 2.

Nguyen Phuong Dung from Help University was crowned Miss VSAM 2011, while the runners-up titles went to Tran Thi Thuy Duong and Nguyen Thi Bich Hang, both from Sunway University./.