|President Trần Đại Quang attends a grand ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Vanguard Teenager Union in Hà Nội on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng|
HÀ NỘI – The Government, parents, and teachers are jointly responsible for protecting and educating children and for helping them realise their hopes and aspirations, President Trần Đại Quang said on the 75th anniversary of the Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneer Organisation (May 15).
Speaking at a meeting marking the organisation’s 75th founding anniversary in Hà Nội on Saturday, the President said that expanding the network of educational, medical, cultural and sport facilities is a priority. He also said more attention should be given to disadvantaged children, such as those with disabilities and those who live in remote mountainous areas or on islands.
Law and regulations on children’s rights and interests must be disseminated widely in the community. Related violations should be promptly prevented and strictly punished, he said.
Addressing the anniversary gathering, President Quang expressed his delight that children - the country’s future generations – have partaken in numerous movements and campaigns launched by the Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneer Organisation, such as “Vietnamese children emulate each other at well, following President Hồ Chí Minh’s five teachings for children”, “A thousand of good deeds”, “Small plan”, and “Lighting dreams of Vietnamese children,” among others.
“The activities have been implemented far and wide, with diverse contents and manners bearing educational significance and demonstrating fine traditions of Vietnamese people of studiousness and determination to overcome difficulties,” the President said.
Recalling President Hồ Chí Minh’s teachings “A year begins in spring, a life begins in youth”, “Today you are children; you will be the country’s and the world’s owners in the future”, President Quang said the Party and State have great expectations for the young generations.
Initially established under the name of the Children’s National Salvation on May 15, 1941 in Cao Bằng Province’s Hà Quảng District, the Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneer Organisation has grown from the original five members to more than 12 million members over the past 75 years. — VNS