21/07/2015 09:55 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Defence, security info imparted to southern religious dignitaries

HCM City, July 20 (VNA) – A training course was opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 20 to equip religious dignitaries and monks in the south with knowledge on defence and security.

Course participants, who number over 100, are currently members of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and leading representatives of religious groups in southern localities.

During the course, participants will be provided with basic knowledge about the simultaneous national development and defence missions and the Party and State viewpoints, guidelines and policies on building people-based defence and security.

Updates on Vietnam’s socio-economic and security-defence situation along with knowledge on sabotage scheme prevention will also be offered.

The course will impart salient points of the laws on defence, national security, land, military conscription, and militia and self-defence forces, which the dignitaries and monks will in turn popularise to religious followers and local residents.

The training programme is organised by the Central Council for Defence and Security Education and the standing board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

Nearly 200,000 religious dignitaries and monks have been equipped with related knowledge over the past 15 years, according to the Central Council.