Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C) at the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Ha Tinh (VNA) – A ceremony was held in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 20 to present prizes to the most standout entries to a contest of writing songs praising ten young unmarried girls who were volunteers helping with logistics at the Dong Loc T-junction during the war.

Organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, the provincial Party Committee and Thanh Nien Newspaper, the event was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; representatives from ministries, departments and sectors; and local youths and people.

As many as 87 entries were sent to the contest after it was launched in Hanoi in April 2018, with many of them were written by professional and amateur songwriters who live in Ha Tinh or joined art troupes that performed in the battlefields in the locality during the war time.

All the songs praise the bravery, fortitude and heroic sacrifice of the Dong Loc girls, as well as show deep gratitude for them.

The first prize was presented “Co tich que minh” by Ngoc Thinh and Ngoc Vuong, while the second and third prizes was awarded to “Hoa cuc rung lai no” by Le May and Hong Phong; and “Chi oi” by Hoang Nha, respectively.

The contest was part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of Dong Loc victory (July 24, 1968-2018).

The award ceremony was followed by an art programme entitled “The immortal flowers”, featuring songs on the glorious path of the Vietnamese army and people in the anti-US resistance war, especially the contributions by volunteer youths in the Dong Loc T-junction. -VNA