Many activities were organized in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to launch 2009 National Youth Month on March 1.
Young people donate blood in Ho chi Minh City on February 28, 2009, starting the 2009 National Youth Month. (Photo: Thanh Nien Newspaper)
The Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union organized a walking tour, ‘The Youth and Vietnamese goods.’
Vo Van Thuong, the first secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, deputy of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Nguyen Van Hieu secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union with more than 4,000 members of Communist Youth Union, young people and citizens took part in the walk.
They started from Ngoc Thach Street and walked through streets in District 1, such as Dong Khoi, Ly Tu Trong, Ton Duc Thang and Le Duan, with banners and posters to mobilize people to buy Vietnamese products.
On the same day, the Health Office, 115 Hospital, the City Youth Physician Association and some districts in Ho Chi Minh City organized examinations and treatment, delivered free medicine and gave presents to 1,600 young workers who had lost their job in 12, Binh Tan, Tan Phu, Go Vap and Binh Chanh districts.
Many universities in Ho Chi Minh City also organized activities to launch Youth Month, such as the Foreign Trade University, which organized an intern program.
Lotus University organized a healthy youth festival day.
Van Hien University organized a campaign mobilizing young people to study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s example.
The Youth Union in District 8 carried out environmental sanitation work, such as cleaning streets in 16 wards and lent VND20million to 10 young economically disadvantaged.
Many activities were also organized in Ha Noi.
The Communist Youth Union in Ha Noi organized many activities to assist young people with vocational training and help the poor and those living in border areas and on remote islands, such as advice on borrowing capital for studies, seeking jobs and working overseas.
After the launch ceremony, hundreds of pupils and students joined a consulting forum for enrolling in universities.
Students were guided in job searches and encourage them to volunteer to dredge canals in Van Phuc commune, Ha Dong town.
Many administrative units in the city also joined a blood donation program and offered presents to poor children.
The city offered 10 bookcases and 10 desalination machines to soldiers living on the borders and islands.