Vietnam National Union of Students honorably received the Independence Medal, First-Class for the second time

Web.HCYU.06/01/2020. In the evening of January 5th, in Hanoi, the Central Committee of the Vietnam National Union of Students celebrated the 70th anniversary as well as the Vietnamese students’ traditional day (January 9, 1950 - January 9, 2020), received the Independence Medal First-Class for the second time; honored students who won the title of "Students of Five merits" at the central level and the 2019 "January Star" Award.

Attending the ceremony were Mr Vo Van Thuong,  member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Propaganda and Training Commission; Mr. Hoang Binh Quan, Member of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Commission of External Relations; Mr. Nguyen Dac Vinh, Member of Party Central Committee, Deputy Chief of Office of Party Central Committee; Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the HCYU.

Mr. Vo Van Thuong awards the VNUS the Independence Medal, First Class
Mr. Vo Van Thuong awards the VNUS the Independence Medal, First Class

The Vietnam National Union of Student is a socio-political organization of Vietnamese students. Via activities, the Union has been contributing to educating and fostering to form new generation of students "who are both revolutionary and professional".

Mr. Bui Quang Huy speaking at the ceremony
Mr. Bui Quang Huy speaking at the ceremony

At the ceremony, Mr. Bui Quang Huy, Secretary of the HCYU, Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Students affirmed that over 70 years of construction and growth, the VNUS has written glorious history, marking many brilliant milestones in the heroic history of the Party, people and youth. Since its establishment, up to now, the VNUS has been constantly growing, presenting at 285 universities, institutes and colleges; 28 provinces and cities; 10 foreign organizations (France, Korea, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, England, Thailand, Singapore, Austria), gathering more than 1.2 million members.

Since 2013, the Central Committee of the Vietnam National Union of Students (VNUS) has implemented the movement "Students with five merits" with 5 criteria: morality, study, fitness, volunteer and integration. This is a revolutionary action movement, a key movement in the work of the Union and the student movement. After nearly 7 years of implementation, the movement has been welcomed, supported and attracted the participation of a large number of Vietnamese students, not only inside the country but also of those who are studying abroad.

Up to now, there have been nearly 60,000 students achieving the title of "Student with 5 merits" at the provincial and school levels; more than 500 at the central level. In the last school year 2018 - 2019, there were 1,081 introductory activities, which have supported 383,499 students in approaching, striving to achieve the title. Among 269 "Students with 5 merits”, there are 10 ethnic students, 34 students who have won the title before.

Along with the title of "Student with 5 merits", the VNUS also organizes the "January Star" award to the VNUS and HCYU officials (among students) every year, who have high achievements in study and training. In 2019, 100 excellent students were awarded the "January Star" from 100 universities, institutes and colleges. Among those, there are 7 ethnic students, 3 students in Russia, Netherlands, and Korea. Notably, there are 10 students who received both "January Star" award and the "Student with 5 merits" award.

With the achievements over the past 70 years, the VNUS was honored to receive the noble awards: First-class Independence Medal (First Time) in 2000, Ho Chi Minh Medal in 2005, Golden Star Medal in 2010. At the 70th anniversary of the traditional day of students and the establishment of the VNUS, the Union has once again been honored to receive the First Class Independence Medal (II).

At the ceremony, 269 students were honored to receive the title of "Students with 5 merits"; 100 students received the “January Star” Award.