Spratly soldiers receive images from home
KHANH HOA — Images of the mainland and family are sent to soldiers through a photo exhibition organised for the first time in Truong Sa (Spratly Archipelago), the central province of Khanh Hoa.
|Devoted: A photo combo shows the images of wives and children of soldiers on the Spratly islands.
The exhibition opens today in Song Tu Tay Island then it will be moved to Truong Sa Lon Island and Floating Complex DK 1. After that, all entries will be given to the people and soldiers in Spratly.
Entitled Letters to Spratly Islands from Home, the exhibition helps narrow the distance between the islands and the mainland and send love from one to the other.
A group of photojournalists from the Vietnam News Agency travelled to five cities and provinces to capture images of soldiers' families in 100 photos to display at the exhibition.
When the soldiers undertake the task of guarding the water and island territory, they would be absent from their homes for many years. "We hope that through the photos, the soldiers will feel they are close to their families," said photographer Bui Hong Thang.
The exhibition also displays 80 photos revealing the country's landscape, custom, culture and contemporary development of the society.
Organised by the Vietnam News Agency and the Viet Nam Naval High Command, the exhibition is aimed to enrich the spiritual life of the soldiers, encourage them in their assignment and affirm the country's sovereignty through a cultural activity. — VNS