PM applauds 70-year tradition of Vietnam’s youth volunteer force

Tuesday, 2020-07-14 16:46:22
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (far left) meets with outstanding former youth volunteers at the ceremony. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the glorious tradition of Vietnam’s youth volunteer force over the past 70 years at a ceremony to mark the force’s 70th founding anniversary (July 15, 1950-2020) held in Hanoi on July 14.

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Speaking at the ceremony, PM Phuc affirmed that the Party, State and Vietnamese people are forever proud of the force who have made their imprint in the history of the national revolution as a patriotic, courageous and resilient force dedicated to the cause of national liberation.

The government leader also expressed his wish that former youth volunteers continue to promote the force’s good traditions and always make exemplary efforts in striving to overcome difficulties to make a positive contribution to the cause of national construction and defence in this new period.

The PM also proposed the relevant authorities promote support policies for former youth volunteers to improve their living standards, while paying attention to their health and promoting job creation for former volunteers and their children.

He asked the Association of Former Youth Volunteers to effectively integrate their programmes and campaigns to improve the quality of the association’s operations and regularly honour outstanding former youth volunteers, as well as facilitating them in joining hands in national socio-economic development.

The PM also proposed the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union coordinate closely with the Association of Former Youth Volunteers and other relevant agencies to advise on laws and policies related to both former and youth volunteers forces. The Youth Union should support its members and youth volunteers to participate in socio-economic development campaigns, he added.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits an exhibition on Vietnam’s youth volunteer force. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)

Le Quoc Phong, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, stated that following the 70-year tradition of the former youth volunteer force, the Youth Union has implemented various revolutionary activities, the most typical being the youth volunteer movement with dozens of millions of young people taking part in activities to promote socio-economic development and national defence.

Phong also added that the Youth Union always cooperates closely with the Association of Former Youth Volunteers in consultation with the Party and State on the regimes and policies to support former youth volunteers, as well as directing Youth Union members to organise practical activities in paying tribute to the former youth volunteer force.

At the ceremony, PM Phuc presented gifts to commend 70 outstanding former youth volunteers who have made positive achievements and contributions to national development.

On the occasion, the Youth Union awarded 70 savings books and 21 gratitude houses to former youth volunteers from disadvantaged backgrounds, while the State Bank of Vietnam donated VND8.3 billion to support the upgrading of the Co Noi Crossroads in Son La Province, a historical relic site dedicated to the former youth volunteer force.