|Outstanding young Vietnamese and promising young talents were honoured at a ceremony held in Hà Nội on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Ten outstanding young Vietnamese and the 10 promising young talents from 2020 were honoured at a ceremony held by the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Central Committee and the Vietnam Young Talent Fund in Hà Nội on Sunday.
Addressing the event, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Võ Văn Thưởng hailed efforts made by the HCMCYU to promote the role of young people in nation building and safeguarding through various movements, programmes and activities, including the Outstanding Young Vietnamese Award.
The award is a substantial and meaningful activity honouring outstanding and prestigious young people who have made a positive influence on the community and have made great achievements in the nine areas of learning, scientific research – innovation, labour and production, business – start-up, national defence, security and order, sports, culture and arts, and social activities.
Thưởng said that after receiving the award, the exemplary young people have continued to contribute to the nation in all fields, and many of them have had great influence and deserved to be role models for other youngsters.
After the ceremony, award winners paid tribute to the Hung Kings at the temple dedicated to the legendary founders of the nation in the northern province of Phú Thọ.
Earlier the same day, they also paid tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum and offered incense at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs on Bắc Son street.
Among the outstanding young Vietnamese honoured, Đoàn Lê Hoàng Tân, born in 1987, Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovative Materials & Architectures at the Vietnam National University HCM City, was honoured in the field of scientific research – innovation.
He designed and created a spongy and biodegradable nano-material capable of carrying anti-cancer agents to tumours in a precise manner and controllably releasing drug, helping to limit side effects and improve the effectiveness of drug during the cancer treatment process.
Tân has had 30 articles published in prestigious science magazines in the world.
Doctor Trần Anh Tú, born in 1989, from the department of infectious disease control at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, was named a role model in labour and production thanks to his active participation in the COVID-19 fight.
He obtained prominent achievements in the research and application of science – technology to analysing epidemiological information to help with contact tracing for COVID-19.
The honouree in the business – start-up category was Phạm Ngọc Anh Tùng, born in 1989, CEO of FoodMap – an e-commerce platform linking farmers with small- and medium-sized producers and consumers.
FoodMap successfully raised US$500,000 in funding from the Singaporean-based early-stage venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners last year.
Meanwhile, Hoàng Tuấn Anh, born in 1985, Director of the HCM City-based Vũ Trụ Xanh Joint Stock Company, is one of the two exemplary persons in the field of social activities.
He made use of exiting machinery to invent rice dispensers, also called “rice ATMs”, and “face mask ATMs”, which have proved effective in the COVID-19 combat.
Meeting with PM
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday met HCM Communist Youth Union officers of different generations to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the youth union.
He said young people of the country through different generations have always shown a high patriotic spirit and have been unafraid of hardship and to sacrifice for the national independence and construction cause.
Over the past 90 years, the youth union has kept developing, fulfilling its task of uniting, educating and mobilising young people to join the country’s tasks, he said.
The PM asked the youth union to pay more attention to taking care of its members and accompanying young people in their career and start-up efforts and to promote their knowledge and volunteer spirit in socio-economic development and national defence.
Young people should be at the forefront in the innovation and start-up movement and the youth union should have new ways of working to attract young people from all walks of life, he said. — VNS