PANO – Ho Chi Minh City Youth Committee, the city’s Student Assistance Centre, the Thanh Nien (Youth) Newspaper, and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam on January 30th held a see-off ceremony for 2,500 needy students in the city.

These students were needy and disabled people from Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, and Binh Dinh who had been presented with free Tet or Lunar New Year bus tickets in the program, “Spring bus-Tet of reunion”.

At the ceremony, the program also granted 1,000 tickets to needy workers and a see-off ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 2nd.

Launched for the first time in 2002, the program has so far assisted more than 37,100 needy students to have a Tet of reunion with their families.

This year, similar activities are held in Hanoi and Da Nang.

Translated by Chung Anh