National awards honour contribution of volunteers
Saturday, 2017-12-02 09:57:37
NDO/VNA - Seven individuals and eight organisations dedicated to volunteering movements in Vietnam were honoured at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 2.
The ceremony, in coincidence with the National Volunteer Festival 2017 was jointly organised by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee and the United Nations Volunteer Programme.
The national volunteer award was launched in October and received 100 nominations.
Addressing the award event, HCYU Secretary Nguyen Phi Long said the voluntary movement, initiated by the HCYU in 2000, has involved 16 million volunteers with activities covering various aspects.
He expressed his hope that the awarding will inspire Vietnamese youths to make greater contributions to the national development.
The National Volunteer Festival 2017 presents an opportunity for Vietnamese youths to share experience and raise their sense of responsibility towards society, Long added.
Young people from across the country shared experiences and good practices in voluntary activities during the festival in response to the UN International Volunteer Day (December 5).