|Members of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of northern Bắc Giang Province plant trees as part of Youth Month 2022. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Youth Month 2022, organised by the Central Committee of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), launched at a ceremony in Hà Nội on Tuesday with the theme of "Creative Youth", on the 91st anniversary of the founding of the union.
Addressing the event, First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee Nguyễn Anh Tuấn highlighted the significance of the month in the context that the entire Party, people and army are making efforts to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent economic recovery and development.
"The programme aims to promote the creative spirit of young people, contributing to creating works, products and ideas that serve socio-economic development and national defence," he said.
Activities during the month will focus on popularising and educating the glorious traditions of Vietnamese youth and the HCYU; promoting creativity and the voluntary spirit of the youth in the community; supporting young people in starting a business and integrating into the world; taking care of children and teenagers; and building strong youth organisations.
Through dialogue between the First Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee, youth union members and young people, a programme will award ten of Việt Nam's most outstanding young faces in 2021 and present the Lý Tự Trọng Award 2022.
In her speech, Chairwoman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilisation Bùi Thị Minh Hoài spoke highly of this year's theme, saying that it demonstrated the pioneering role of young people, and upheld their involvement in socio-economic development, national defence, and proactive international integration.
She called on the youth and youth organisations to light up the voluntary spirit and continue studying revolutionary ideals and traditions, as well as promoting patriotism.
"It is necessary to build strong youth organisations in terms of ideology, politics, organisation and action; improve the quality of youth union members, and develop sources of high-quality young cadres for Party organisations and government bodies," Hoài stressed.
At the ceremony, an exhibition displaying creative products of youth, science and technology products, researched and produced by youth union members and young people, was opened.
The HCYU Central Committee took the occasion to present gifts to students in difficult circumstances and young workers who are on production duties.
Ceremonies to start the construction of houses of kindness for families of former youth volunteers and poor households; and to launch a network of 16 innovation and digital transformation clubs at universities, academies, and student and youth associations of Việt Nam abroad were also organised. —VNS