Young people nationwide are encouraged to join a writing contest on history launched by the HCM City Youth Union this week, as part of its cultural and community programme to mark 40 years of the South's Liberation Day (April 30) and national reunification.

The event, Tu Hao Su Viet (Proud of Vietnamese History), aims to help participants learn more about the country's history and improve love for the country among youth.

With the contest's theme HCM City – Proud of 40 Years of Its Development, organisers hope contestants will show their knowledge about the city's history in different periods.

The youth will be invited to participate in forums and exchanges with historical witnesses and veteran soldiers during the two-week event.

Contestants can send their works of no more than 1,500 words via the website:

The awards ceremony will take place at the city's Youth Cultural House on April 30.-VNA