TVU students participate in environmental conservation activities after Ngo Boat Race Festival


(TVU) – After the 2022 Ngo (Khmer boat) boat race in Tra Vinh province on the afternoon of November 7, almost 300 young people from Tra Vinh University were willing to help clean up trash in Wards 4 and 5.

The 2022 Ngo Race was one of the events that took place during the Tra Vinh Province’s Ok Om Bok Festival. The festival ran from November 2 to 8, featuring a number of activities as part of the Cultural and Tourism Week and Southern Cuisine Festival.

After the activity, hundreds of Medicine-Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology students from Tra Vinh University of took turns cleaning the festival area to maintain the cleanliness of the place, according to the report of the Communication Club’s collaborators.

“People left such a great amount of waste, and it would take the sanitation workers a long time to clean it up,” said Dao Vu Phuong, a student of the Medical Laboratory Class of 2020. “So, in the hope that people would become more mindful of the usage of plastic garbage, we worked together to pick up rubbish around the area. Even small actions can make a great impact when everyone works together for a green environment.”

Youth Volunteer Club Chairman, Nguyen Ngoc Hoang Huy, stated, “We separated into teams to organize a cleanup and sanitation after the race, helping promote awareness for both locals and tourists to dispose rubbish properly, as well as to preserve environmental hygiene.”

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh from the Tra Cu district shared, “I feel really touched when I see the image of students focusing on cleaning up the event area with foam boxes and cartons in their hands, spreading the message that people should put waste in the proper location. The fact that such young people are aware of the issue is inspiring and respectable.”

By Lan Anh