| Deputy PM Vũ Đức Đam (central) participates in collecting waste at Hà Nội’s Linh Đàm Lake yesterday as Việt Nam marks World Kindness Day. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam yesterday joined some 500 students in cleaning up the area around Hà Nội’s Linh Đàm Lake.
The activity is part of the programme “Be nice to Environment" launched by youth unions of central government offices and the Youth Connecting Club to mark World Kindness Day on November 13.
Supporting the programme, the deputy PM called on young people to engage more in good deeds and activities for the community and the society.
He said environmental protection activities should not merely be undertaken during campaigns, but regularly be organised to create a routine among the youth.
World Kindness Day is celebrated internationally on November 13. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
This year, Việt Nam marks World Kindness Day with a campaign named “Dance for the Kindness” in Hà Nội and other localities nationwide. Thousands of youngsters, including celebrities, joined a flash mob and drew pictures around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNS