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Vietnam Airlines, HCMC launch contest for students

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Vietnam Airlines, HCMC launch contest for students

Le Anh

Ngo Thi Thu Hien, deputy director of the southern branch of Vietnam Airlines, speaks at the launching ceremony of the seventh “Cung non song cat canh” co mpetition - PHOTO: VIETNAM AIRLINES

Vietnam Airlines and the HCMC Department of Education and Training have launched the seventh annual “Cung non song cat canh” contest at Nguyen Du High School in District 10, HCMC.

With around 130 teams from high schools and continuing education centers in the city taking part, the competition is designed to encourage young people to nurture national pride and the love for their homeland.

Aside from Vietnam Airlines, this year’s event has received sponsorships from low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific and the Vietnam Aviation Academy.

The competition lasting from now until November 11 comes with five rounds in which contestants will have to demonstrate great knowledge of history, geography and culture. The theme of each round will require the contestants to explore a region of the country, spanning from the north to the south and seas and islands of the nation.

Ngo Thi Thu Hien, deputy director of the southern branch of Vietnam Airlines, said in a statement that the contest has received huge investment in terms of quantity and quality since its debut in 2011, and created a healthy playground for students to improve knowledge and cultivate patriotism and national pride.

Those teams securing a ticket to the final round will have the opportunity to take a tour of Hue, Hoi An and Danang to learn more about historical relics and visit scenic sea attractions as well as experience high-end services of the national flag carrier.

In addition, the organizing committee will host a competition round between the winning team of the final round in HCMC and other teams from seven southeast provinces including Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An and Tien Giang to expand the contest to all students in southern provinces.

The contest is part of an agreement on socio-economic development cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and the HCMC People’s Committee in the 2017-2021 period.

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