The 2014 Youth Month kicked off in the capital city of Hanoi on March 2, with the participation of nearly one thousand of students and young people.

The event is to respond the year of young volunteer people 2014 launched in January.

After the ceremony, the young people cleaned To Lich river section in Cau Giay district and collected waste and construction materials. They also popularised transport rules for high school students in the district.

On this occasion, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Hanoi chapter presented gifts to 31 villages of disadvantaged children in the city, and planted trees at Cau Giay high school.

Activities taking place during the month will contribute to making the city cleaner, more modern and civilised.-VNA