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President praises army cadets

Update: January, 05/2012 - 09:50

HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang highlighted the contributions of generations of Vietnamese junior army cadets to national defence and construction at a meeting yesterday.

History had proved the sound decision and strategic vision of late president Ho Chi Minh and the Party to establish junior army cadet schools, he said.

Sang also expressed his respect for the lecturers who had devoted their lives to teaching generations of cadets, mostly teenagers, over the past 60 years and said he hoped they would uphold their traditions to make further contributions.

The State leader also asked the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and relevant agencies to co-operate with each other to expand this training model to meet the demands of national development. The first junior army cadet group was set up in May 1946.

Yesterday, Sang also received more than 60 representatives of young army people who were honoured for volunteering for movements such as natural disaster relief. — VNS

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