City honours 12 outstanding young citizens

January 04, 2021 - 19:28

The Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union in HCM City on January 1 organised a ceremony to honour 12 outstanding young citizens of the city in 2020.  


Twelve outstanding young citizens of HCM City in 2020 were honoured by the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. — VNA/VNS.Photo Hồng Giang

HCM CITY — Dr Ngô Việt Anh of Chợ Rẫy Hospital’s Emergency and Resuscitation Department was among the 12 outstanding young citizens of HCM City in 2020 who have been honoured last week by the city's Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union.

Anh, secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union at the hospital, is one of the hospital’s doctors on its COVID-19 rapid response task force. He treated the critically-ill British pilot who had COVID-19 and recovered after months of care by Vietnamese doctors. It was considered a near-miraculous recovery.

Anh also volunteered to go to Đà Nẵng to assist hospitals to treat severely ill patients when COVID-19 broke out. He participated in the union’s activities enthusiastically as well.

He said that the greatest happiness was to see COVID-19 patients recover and the country control the epidemic.  

Dr Đỗ Phạm Nguyệt Thanh, who recently graduated from Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine, also was one of the 12 outstanding young citizens.

Thanh voluntarily took part in COVID-19 prevention and control at the city Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control. She developed documents and brochures to communicate information about the disease and contributed to setting up criteria to evaluate risks for COVID-19 in the city.

The other outstanding young citizen was Khổng Mỹ Phượng who is a student at University of Sport and a professional weightlifting athlete at Phú Thọ Sport Training House.

She started weightlifting in 2001 and dreamed of winning a gold medal in international competitions. She practiced every day. As a result, in 2020 Weightlifting World Cup in Rome, Phượng won one gold medal and two silver medals in many categories.

Vũ Chí Kiên, director of the Architectural Research Centre at the Department of Planning and Architecture, was honoured as an outstanding young citizen for his application of geographic information systems in planning and developing urban areas.

In 2020, the city received 62 applications. Among these, 12 excellent ones were selected. They work in many different sectors and represent the city’s young people who are innovative and chased their dreams.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the city People’s Committee, said that the 12 outstanding young citizens have made positive contributions in many fields, especially in urban area development and government. Many of them have connected with others who contributed to COVID-19 prevention and control.

Phong said in 2021, besides COVID-19 prevention and control, the union will carry out more programmes to assist the poor and social welfare beneficiaries. It will also provide assistance for its members and young people to carry out their startup ideas in real life.

In addition, the union will connect with city programmes on entrepreneurs and key products, and those on innovation and startups, to help young people have opportunities to show their creative abilities.

Phong also said the union should give guidance to its units to develop the Hồ Chí Minh Cultural Space, a policy of the city’s Party Committee.  VNS