More than 5,000 students from over 60 universities, colleges and academies across Hanoi on January 9 took part in the third Capital Student Festival as part of activities to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Vietnam Students’ Day.

The event provided a venue for students to exchange experience and improve their skills, and helped increase their social responsibility.

During the day, participants experienced numerous social activities, including blood donation and environmental clean-up.

They also had chance to join art performances and sport activities during the festival, which also featured a book fair and a photo exhibition on Hanoi students’ voluntary works.

The same day, a ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City to mark Vietnam Students’ Day and honour 200 local outstanding students.

On the occasion, on January 8, 250 students in the southern province of Vinh Long were presented with the “Five-Virtue Student” and “January Star” Awards for their excellent academic performance during the 2013-2014 school year.-VNA