Youth toward Uncle Ho’s Testament and Year of Youth Volunteers

Web.HCYU.21.01.2018. Ho Chi Minh City - At the historic wharf of Nha Rong in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee held a ceremony to launch the emulation campaign calling for the participation of nationwide youth under the theme "Vietnamese youths recall the Testament following Uncle Ho's footsteps" on the 50th anniversary implementing the will of President Ho Chi Minh (1969 - 2019), in connection with the Year of Youth Volunteers 2019.

Attending the launching event includes Madame Truong Thi Mai, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairwoman of the Party Central Commission for Mass Mobilization and Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, President of Vietnam Youth Federation, along with representatives of provincial and city youth unions and more than 1,000 youth members attended the ceremony.

The campaign "Vietnamese youths recall the Testament following Uncle Ho's footsteps" is officially launched from 20 January until September 2019.

Madame Truong Thi Mai gives symbolic torch to Mr Le Quoc Phong at the ceremony
Madame Truong Thi Mai exchanges symbolic torch with Mr Le Quoc Phong 

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, President of Vietnam Youth Federation said that thoughtful teachings and moral example of President Ho Chi Minh are great sources of encouragement, important orientation, urging the class of young Vietnamese generations to continuously study and practice.

The First secretary said that studying and following Uncle's words have become a self-demand, important job in the maturity journey of Vietnamese youth generations, contributing to build a youth class in the new period with revolutionary ideals, strong political bravery, rich patriotism; have morality, cultural lifestyle, responsibility, law compliance, proactive integration, peace loving; having knowledge, health, ambitions, aspirations; volunteer, creativity in the cause of building and defending the Fatherland.

In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's will and the "Year of Youth Volunteers" meeting the established goals, Mr. Le Quoc Phong said that all levels of the Youth Union should organize with the spirit of proactive, dynamic, creative, practical manner to mobilize numerous young people to participate.

Accordingly, activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Testament must form a large political activity among union members and youth; facilitating union members and youths to be more aware of the fundamental and great values of Uncle Ho's Testament, of thought, morality, and Ho Chi Minh's style. At the same time, it is aimed at promoting the patriotic movement among Vietnamese youth at home and abroad; each union member and youth with all their responsibility and enthusiasm should uphold the highest pioneering spirit, volunteering through concrete actions, creative works, contributing to the overall socio-economic development of the country.

"Let us turn the love of youth toward Uncle Ho into transforming into concrete actions, into the power of youth in learning, working, into protecting Fatherland” stressed, Mr. Le Quoc Phong.

In the framework of the program, the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union officially launched the "Year of Youth Volunteers"; thereby, determining the key tasks to be deployed in 2019, including: Organizing activities to promote the spirit of pioneering, volunteer, creativity of youth in the construction and defense of the Fatherland; implementing activities to support youth to start businesses; extensive organization of volunteer movement; innovating methods of organizing volunteer activities; focusing on regular volunteer programs, on-site volunteer; increasing the content of knowledge associated with specialties and specialties of volunteer teams; implementation of specific and effective parts. Volunteer activities are organized in a diversified way, rich in forms and types.

Speaking at the event, Madame Truong Thi Mai, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairwoman of the Party Central Commission for Mass Mobilisation reminded the teachings of President Ho Chi Minh to the youths in the sacred testament. Madame Truong Thi Mai said that Uncle Ho's advice has a significance and history, in the current context, with the requirement that the country must develop faster and more sustainably, placing on the shoulders of the youths with a great responsibility.

"Vietnamese youth today will have to continue to maintain the spirit of being vanguards, always present at the forefront, being an important resource for the work of modernizing and industrializing the country, contributing to make Vietnam become a developed country” said Madame Truong Thi Mai.

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