Vietnamese Students’ Day marked
Monday, 2017-01-09 06:01:51
NDO – The Vietnam Students' Association (VSA) organised a ceremony at Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House on January 8 to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnamese students and the VSA (January 9, 1950-2017).
The event was attended by Politburo members Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC Commission of Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang.
Over the past 67 years, the VSA became a bridge for Vietnam’s student population. The VSA currently comprises over 1.4 million members who are studying and living in cities and provinces across the country and in seven overseas Vietnamese student’s associations. For its outstanding contributions, in 2010 the VSA was honoured with the Gold Star Order and many other noble awards from the Party and State.
At the ceremony, the central-level “Students with Five Good Performances” title were presented to the outstanding 53 students and 12 organisations while the nineteenth “January Star” title was presented to another 100, in recognition of their brilliant academic results and contributions to the students’ movements.
Addressing the event, Politburo member Truong Thi Mai praised the outstanding achievements made by generations of students over the past 67 years while congratulating those who received the “Students with Five Good Performances” title and “January Star” awards.
She asked the VSA to promote its role as a socio-political organisation and to work with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to launch emulation movements aiming to encourage students nationwide to promote the glorious traditions of preceding generations; to study and train revolutionary virtues following the ideology and moral example of President Ho Chi Minh; and to pioneer volunteer activities and joint efforts for the community.