|President Vo Van Thuong meets representatives of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and the “For the Beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa” Club, September 26, 2023. (Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA)
He underlined the need to continue maintaining the activities of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund to support more ethnic minority students in the future.
Delegates affirmed that the fund and club models demonstrate the spirit of solidarity and support of people from all walks of life for ethnic minority students, and affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands.
Established in 1999, the fund was named after Vu A Dinh (1934-1949), a Mong ehnic man in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien. After 25 years of operations, the fund has provided scholarships to outstanding students living ethnic minority areas nationwide.
Meanwhile, the “For the Beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa” Club has deployed practical activities, connecting people across the country and collecting donations for building and protecting Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) of Vietnam.