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Thousands of young Hanoian men join the army
  • | Nhan Dan | February 24, 2016 07:08 PM
More than 4,500 young men from Hanoi set off to join the national army at enlistment ceremonies held across the city on February 23.

About 2,000 of the 4,500 new recruits voluntarily registered for service.

Among the volunteers, 65 of them are civil servants and 71 others are from ethnic minority groups.

The amended Law on Military Duty takes effect this year. It has a number of amendments, such as only one recruitment session in February or March is to take place each year, instead of two; and an increased eligibility age for military service among those who attend higher education institutions from 18 to 27.

At an enlistment ceremony for new recruits in Hoan Kiem district.

A leader of Hoan Kiem district presents flowers to a representative of new recruits.

A family at Dong Da park bids farewell to their son joining the military service.

Nguyen Quang Hoa (right) is among 70 young men in Dong Da district voluntarily registering for military service.

An army officer pins stars to the uniform of a new recruit.

Chairman of Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed that it is an honour to serve in the Vietnam People’s Army.

Relatives offer a new-recruit some words of wisdom before his departure.

A young man holds back tears as he parts with family.

Saying goodbye to dear grandma.

Eager to take on new responsibilities.

Families wave goodbye to their sons.

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