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30,000 students join HCMC volunteer plan

Update: January, 15/2018 - 07:00
The Spring Volunteer Campaign, the 10th of its kind, was officially launched in HCM City yesterday with the participation more than 30,000 local students.— VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ

HCM City — The Spring Volunteer Campaign, the 10th of its kind, was officially launched in HCM City yesterday with the participation more than 30,000 local students. 

Speaking at a launching ceremony yesterday, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyễn Thị Thu said the campaign will contribute to social welfare activities and raise awareness of students in the city. 

Volunteers will visit and support Heroic Vietnamese Mothers and policy beneficiaries and families of soldiers in border and island areas, she added. 

This year, the campaign comprises six main programmes, including a programme marking the 50th anniversary of the Mậu Thân Offensive in Spring 1968. Another programme will introduce the cultural values and customs of new year celebrations of Việt Nam’s ethnic groups and people in other countries 

It also features several programmes for disadvantaged students, children and poor patients in the city, along with soldiers in border and island regions. Participants will pay visits to the Việt Nam Coast Guard Region 4 Command and Thổ Chu Island of the southern province of Kiên Giang. — VNS

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