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President Sang praises youngsters' good deeds

Update: May, 16/2013 - 09:03

HA NOI (VNS)— Adolescents should continue to learn from the traditions of their ancestors and take part in the national "Thousand Good Deeds" campaign, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday at a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the campaign.

The campaign aims to convince young people to make doing good deeds part of their daily routine. It encourages adolescents to follow President Ho Chi Minh's advice, as well as to take part in social activities and help develop the Ho Chi Minh Communist Adolescents Union.

The ceremony was organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Education and Training in Bac Ninh Province, where the campaign was first launched 50 years ago. It marked the 123rd birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and the 72nd anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Adolescents Union and was attended by national leaders as well as 72 exemplary representatives of the country's 15 million adolescents.

National agencies, local governments, teachers and parents were also responsible for ensuring that adolescents did good deeds, Sang said. As role models, these individuals and authorities should encourage teenagers not only to enjoy life and study hard but also to improve society.

On the same day, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly, spoke to the 72 outstanding adolescents at a friendly meeting in Ha Noi.

She affirmed that the Party and Government prioritised taking care of young people and praised the honorees for their good deeds. — VNS

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