02/05/2016 11:37 GMT+7 print

Vietnamese in Czech Republic raise fund for homeland’s sea, islands

Prague, May 1 (VNA) – The Vietnam Culture and Art Association in the Czech Republic organised a music performance towards the fatherland’s sea and islands and national sovereignty in Prague on April 30 on the occasion of the national reunification day on April 30.

The event, the second time after the first one in 2014 and under the auspices of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, was held to raise money for the fund for the homeland’s sea and islands.

Pham Gia Hau, Vice President of the association and director of the event, said the association chose best songs on sea, islands and soldiers to remind all Vietnamese in the Czech Republic of their responsibility towards the national sovereignty.

Hoang Dinh Thang, Chairman of the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic, took the occasion to call for contributions from the Vietnamese community to the fund for the homeland’s sea and islands.

In the first event on May 20, 2014, the Vietnamese community donated 1.4 billion VND (61,670 USD), which was sent to soldiers in the Truong Sa Lon island of the Truong Sa archipelago to build a culture house.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son appreciated activities relating to the homeland by the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic.