Action month promotes youth’s forefront role in socio-economic development

Monday, 2017-02-27 04:31:01
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Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue beat the drum to kick off the 2017 Youth Action Month (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has requested that the 2017 Youth Action Month feature activities to promote the youth’s forefront and exemplary role as well as their creativity in facilitating socio-economic development.

He made the request at the launching of the event in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province on February 26, which was attended by the city’s leaders and more than 2,000 youth union members in the city.

He emphasised that over the past 10 years or so, the action month has provided a vast space and healthy environment for youngsters to express their enthusiasm and participate in volunteer activities.

He praised the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) for selecting the 2017 action month’s theme as ‘Youth Join Hands to Build New-style Rural Areas’, which helped realise the Secretariat’s directive on enhancing the Party’s leadership on the ‘The Whole People United to Build New-Style Rural Areas’ campaign.

He asked that activities to be held under the action month create added value for the community while attracting the full participation of youth union members.

This year’s action month focuses on popularising the glorious tradition of the HCYU and Vietnamese youth, organising activities encouraging youth to build new style rural areas, protect the environment, care for children and ensure social affairs.

At the launching ceremony, the HCYU presented gifts worth VND 50 million in total to policy beneficiary families and 30 bicycles to poor students and 20 scholarships to underprivileged children of ethnic minority groups in Dong Thap province.

The action month was also observed in Ho Chi Minh City on the same day, attracting over 1,000 youth union members.