Some 1,000 attendees, representing young people from throughout the country, participated in the 11th National Congress of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) for the 2017-22 tenure, which opened in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Some 1,000 attendees, representing young people from throughout the country, participated in the 11th National Congress of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) for the 2017-22 tenure, which opened in Hà Nội yesterday.
Addressing the first session of the congress, First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee, Lê Quốc Phong, described the congress as an important political event and a festival of Vietnamese youth.
The congress is reviewing the youth union’s activities during 2012-17, and setting out targets, tasks and solutions for the next five years.
It will also amend and supplement regulations of the HCYU and elect a new central committee for the 11th tenure, he said.
With eight forums and 20 group discussions, the congress will last until December 13.
Earlier, the delegates paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum in Hà Nội and laid wreaths and offered incense at the Heroic Martyrs’ Monument on Bắc Sơn road, also in the capital city.
Also yesterday, a photo exhibition was officially opened at the National Convention Centre in Hà Nội within the framework of the congress.
Themed “Đoàn Thanh niên Cộng sản Hồ Chí Minh – Tự hào truyền thống, vững bước tương lai” (Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union - proud of the traditional, firm steps to the future), the exhibition runs from December 8-14 with exhibits including more than 500 images, materials and artifacts from the union’s history and 10 congresses. — VNS