New-year meeting with leaders and children held in city

A forum aimed to improve education and celebrate the New Year was held on February 8 with attendance of Ho Chi Minh City leaders and 130 students of outstanding academic conduct.

A meeting celebrating lunar New Year between Ho Chi Minh City's leaders and excellent students

Leaders attending the forum were Municipal Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, Chairman of the People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan, Vice Secretary of the Municipal Part Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Chairwoman of the City People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, and Chairwoman of Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Vo Thi Dung.

The children expressed that they wanted to renew teaching methods, apply technological advances in learning and teaching, organizing more playing fields, outdoor classes, training camps and developing clubs.

They are interested in working with people with disadvantages, orphans, and homeless children.  They also hope to aid departments focused on building nursing homes for seniors without family.

The children expressed worry for public hygiene conditions, environmental protections, robbery, and traffic issues in the city.

The education industry will build improvements in the 2014-2015 academic year such as more playing fields and 3D cinemas, said Hua Ngoc Thuan, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee.

Municipal Party Committee secretary Le Thanh Hai expressed pride of the growth and development of children in the city.

Education, investment and care of children will contribute to the development and prosperity of Ho Chi Minh City, said Mr. Hai. He encouraged all students to study hard, develop moral behaviors.

The secretary also asked departments to listen to the opinion of the children for future projects.

Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha li xi (gives lucky money on Tet holidays) to children in the meeting.

By Tuan Vu – Translated by Kim Khanh

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