City Communist Youth Union contest help ‘build a strong nation’
|Volunteers plant trees
in HCM City’s Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — A new contest
will select a group of HCM City youth who exemplify citizens with strong morals,
good professional skills and an ability to overcome hardships in their lives.
The HCM City Communist
Youth Union will select the finalists from a list of nominees submitted by
individual citizens and civic organisations, including district youth unions.
Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh, the honorary chairwoman of the union’s
selection board, said: "We really need outstanding youth to join hands to
build a strong nation." Nguyen Minh Nhut, chairman of the organising board,
said the youth union would invite scholars, psychologists and education
specialists to attend and host meetings about the new programme.
Names can be submitted to
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper’s website www.tuoitre.com.vn. or by letter to the
city Youth Union. Some of the nominees will be featured in Tuoi Tre, Thanh Nien
(Young People) and Khan Quang Do (a newspaper for middle school pupils). The HCM
City Youth Union will select the winner among the nominees and the results will
be announced on National Day (September 2).
After a ceremony on
Thursday announcing the contest, HCM City’s Social Sciences and Humanities
University sent a list of 30 outstanding youths to organisers.
One nominee is Mai Thi
Bach Tuyet, a worker of the Environmental Protection and Sanitation Company of
District 1, was born in a family of 10 children. Her family was too poor for her
to go to university. Tuyet became a sanitation worker to earn more money for her
sisters and brothers to attend high school and help her family to live. "I
have always dreamt about studying at university," Tuyet said.
Tuyet is trying to fulfill that dream by attending night class at the Social
Sciences and Humanities University. Quoc Cuong, a Youth Union member in Binh
Thanh District, said he was touched by Tuyet’s extraordinary efforts.
"She deserves to
become the typical outstanding youth of HCM City," he added. Ho Thieu Hung,
a selection board member who was former vice head of the city Party Committee’s
Ideology and Culture Commission, said those chosen as examples of outstanding
youths would serve "as mirrors for many youth who lacked a strong will in
their life." Phuong Trinh, another Youth Union member in District 3, said
Viet Nam was in the process of fast economic and cultural development and youth
faced many opportunities and challenges.
"The programme plays
an important role because it provides teenagers with good examples to follow and
build confidence," she said. At the ceremony, organisers received a list of
70 nominees from district youth unions and city universities. — VNS