HCM City offers 1,500 Tet gifts to disadvantaged students

The Ho Chi Minh City Students Support Center on January 19 at the municipal Youth’s Cultural House offered 1,500 Tet gifts worth VND600, 000 of each to disadvantaged students who do not return home for Tet.

Started in 1999, the annual program has handed over Tet presents to 34,050 students with a total capital of VND 4 billion. The event aims to give a warm and happy Tet to students who live away from home and have not enough funds to come back their hometowns.

Additionally, Ho Chi Minh City authorities held a ceremony offering 5,000 bus tickets for workers and students to return home for Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays at the municipal Youth’s Cultural House on January 17. The annual event which is co-organize by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City, the HCM Communist Youth Union, the Ho Chi Minh City Students Support Center in association with Thanh Nien Newspaper and PepsiCo has provided chances for more than 42,000 poor students, and workers to receive free bus tickets for Tet over the past 15 years.

By Vo Tham – Translated by Kim Khanh

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