|The opening ceremony of the 16th Kỳ Nghỉ Hồng (Pink Holiday) Campaign in HCM City on Sunday. – Photo tphcm.chinhphu.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City Youth Union launched its 16th Kỳ Nghỉ Hồng (Pink Holiday) Campaign with an estimated 3,000 participants on Sunday at Youth Culture House in District 1.
The annual campaign, which lasts until August 13, is expected to attract more than 50,000 youths and workers in the city.
Participants have been assigned to different areas in the country, including the city’s suburban districts, the South, central and Central Highlands regions, and localities in Laos and Cambodia.
Its activities include improvements for rural residents; repairing and building charity houses; donating essentials to those in need; undertaking free health exams and treatments; and providing basic knowledge on agriculture and household’s electric system.
On the first day of the launch, more than 1,000 people took part in blood donations.
Volunteers have already begun building houses and roads, and have handed out presents and scholarships to poor students. — VNS