The statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh during a ceremony held by the Standing Board of the HCMCYU Central Committee in Ho Chi Minh City on August 17 to mark 20 years of the summer youth volunteer campaign.

The event saw the presence of the Head of the Central Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong and Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.

The campaign includes a number of meaningful activities such as transferring science and technology to build new-styled rural areas and ensure social security, participating in building civilized lifestyle in urban areas, maintaining traffic safety and preventing social evils.

At the event

The volunteers are also involved in environmental protection, climate change response and disasters control and gratitude activities, to name but a few.

The campaign also helped consolidate and develop youth union and other Vietnamese youth organizations in localities. As a result, 31,000 outstanding youth union members were admitted to the Party, and 224,600 others were admitted to the Youth Union.

In the coming time, the campaign will continue implementing such voluntary programs and projects in localities across the country.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh acknowledged and hailed volunteerism of Vietnamese youths in the past. He also requested Youth Union organizations at all levels to continue innovating content and organizing methods to effectively implement the summer youth volunteer campaign and mobilize more people to take part in the program, making the campaign a meaningful event and an important occasion for the youth to experience, improve themselves, and make contributions to society during summer holidays.

He underscored that the summer youth volunteer campaign is a political activity to help the HCYU units reform their structure, promote leadership, and enhance youth union members’ capability and qualifications. Meanwhile, authorities at all levels should continue to embrace the Party’s viewpoints and guidelines on youth work while creating favorable conditions for the HCMCYU and other Vietnamese youth organizations in promoting and extending revolutionary movements for youth, especially the summer youth volunteer campaign in the time to come.

On the occasion, eight units, including the Army Youth Board under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, were honored with the Third-class Labor Order, and 20 collectives and individuals received the Prime Minister's certificate of merit for their great contributions to the summer youth volunteer campaign.

Translated by Khanh Ngan