|Youth in Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Đắk Lắk are planting a forest in Ea Súp District’s Ea Rôk Commune, and naming it after the General Võ Nguyên Giáp.— Photo tinhdoandaklak.gov.vn|
HÀ NỘI— Youth in Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Đắk Lắk are planting a forest in Ea Súp District’s Ea Rôk Commune, and naming it after the General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
Lê Hồng Hạnh, deputy secretary of the district’s Youth Communist Union, said: “We want to remind younger generations of the late General’s great contributions to the country.”
Under the project, the forest will cover an area of over 20,000 hectares of the Ea Súp forest, which is home to thousands of huge trees.
In the middle of the forest is the Chăm tower Yang Prong, which was built in the 14th century. In 1991, the tower was recognised as a national architectural relic. But now it is in disrepair and needs to be preserved.
The union is working with local authorities to carry out the project.
During the rainy season, they will plant more trees around the forest’s edge, which local residents destroyed to cultivate crops.
After the restoration is completed, the Võ Nguyên Giáp forest will become a destination for youth and students to learn more about the country’s history and culture.
“The union will call for cooperation from local schools to send their students to the forest once a month,” she said. “They will have a chance to meet and make friends, as well as learn more about Việt Nam’s history.”
The union also plans to organise the first meeting at the South Việt Nam liberation ceremony on April 30. The meeting will discuss General Giáp and include a film screening on his life and career.
“We are lucky that our plan has received great support from local authorities and war veterans, who want to join activities and share their stories with the younger generation,” Hạnh said.
“We, members of the Youth Union, will try our best to take care of the forest as a way to encourage local people, especially youth, to protect our homeland,” he added. VNS