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Hanoi (VNA) – A wide range of activities will be held during the 2016 Youth Month in March with the aim to encourage young people across the nation to take action for the community, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee announced on February 18.

A ceremony to launch the Month is scheduled to be organised on February 27 in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Activities held during the first week of March will focus on occupation and jobs. Youths will be provided with advice on how to choose suitable jobs and offered chances to participate in visits to vocational training schools, trade villages and factories.

“Green environment” will be the main theme of activities in the second week. A tree planting festival will be launched, and activities to raise youths’ awareness of environmental protection and climate change will be organised.

Meanwhile, during the third week of March, young people will take part in social welfare activities, including building houses for the poor, providing free health check-ups and medicine for poor people and policy beneficiaries, and presenting gifts to them.

Activities to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union will be held in the last week of March.

Held annually, the Month of Youth aims to educate young people on the position and role the Youth Union plays in socio-economic development, nation building and defence.-VNA