The Viet Nam Summer Camp 2014: Building and maintaining patriotism

                                       Overseas Vietnamese youths singing national anthem

When the summer comes, there is always a special and meaningful event for overseas Vietnamese youth, the Viet Nam Summer Camp. The camp provides a great occasion for OVs youth to develop a better appreciation for the homeland’s rich tradition and heritages and the importance of protecting the nation’s sovereignty over sea and islands.
"The Viet Nam Summer Camp 2014" for overseas Vietnamese youth organised annually by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held on July 8-27 throughout the country. This is a significant activity of combined forces, facilitating overseas Vietnamese youths to meet with local youths to explore and learn about the history, culture, national traditions, the policies of the Party, the State and the development of the country, contributing to the construction of images, the traditions and culture of Vietnam in general, and each locality in particular as well as linking the young overseas Vietnamese generation with the home country.
With the theme “My Homeland's Sea and Islands”, about 170 delegates who have achieved good results in their studies and work and have contributed to building the overseas Vietnamese community and the homeland participated in the summer camp. They came from 30 countries and gathered in Hanoi to participate in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2014.
During the time of organizing the Summer Camp, participants will attend many meaningful activities such as visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Temple of Literature, having exchanges with young people in Quang Ninh province, Quang Ngai province, visiting landscapes in Quang Ninh, Hue, Da Nang, Da Lat, etc. The opening ceremony of the Summer Camp will take place on July 7 in Quang Ninh province. 
Next, the program of exchanging arts “the Vietnam Summer Camp 2014 - My Homeland's Sea and Islands” with valuable items about island home, the exchange between delegates of summer camp with law enforcement forces, fishermen at sea and youth of Da Nang province will be broadcasted live to audiences nation-wide. As revealed by Mr. Dang The Hung, participants of Summer Camp this year have prepared a meaningful gift to present to Vietnamese law enforcement forces and fishermen at sea.
Especially, in Da Nang City, the programme will take place on July 16-20 with sightseeing activities including Da Nang Museum, Linh Ung Pagoda, the heritage banyan tree, Non Nuoc stone carving village, Nam O fish sauce village. In particular, the young people will join a live TV programme “My Homeland's Sea and Islands” on channel DRT dated July 19 at 19:30 at the East Sea Park, Da Nang.
Through these activities, overseas Vietnamese youth could understand not only the beauty of the motherland country but also our history in protecting our sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa islands. One of the most important aims of the camp 2014 is to help overseas youths have approach and deep comprehension about the issue of national sovereign islands, patriotic traditions, solidarity of cultural origin, solidarity of the 54 ethnic groups, thus enhancing the pride and attachment to their homeland.
In my opinion, this event is a precious chance for OVs youth to discover their homeland. So no matter the country they’re living, they could be the bridges between Vietnam and other country and international friends. They also can contribute to the country’s development and protection. So we should organize more and more activities like this, especially for the youth of Vietnam, the future owner of the country./.
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Quốc Kiên 27/7/14 21:27

I want to join this Summer Camp to make friend with OVs!

Quốc Cường 27/7/14 21:36

This occasion is very necessary to build national pride for OVs all over the world. They are Vietnamese and they need to know as much as possible about the motherland.

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