HCM City honours ten outstanding young people of 2017 hinh anh 1Ho Chi Minh City honours ten outstanding young citizens of 2017 in a ceremony on January 1. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)Ho Chi Minh City honoured ten outstanding young citizens of 2017, who excel in their fields and exemplify the best attributes of the city’s young people, in a ceremony on January 1.

The event was held by the city’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU) in the presence of Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

The winners, chosen from the list of 75 nominees, include Pham Huu Loc, Secretary of Tan Thoi Hiep Ward’s HCMYU chapter in District 12, who initiated a restaurant offering free meals for the poor; Bui Minh Thang, owner of Sai Gon Mushroom Farm 10 in Cu Chi District; Lieutenant Le Hoang Hao from the anti-drug crime unit of Binh Thanh District; and Doctor Nguyen Ha Phuong from the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital.

There are also singer Pham Khanh Ngoc who won the second places at the SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition in Singapore in 2016; weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan who won three gold medals at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships in the US in November and gymnast Le Thanh Tung who brought home a gold medal at the SEA Games 29 last year.

Mai Hai Yen, a student from the Doan Ket junior high school; Nguyen Thanh An, a student at the HCM City University of Science; and Le Phuoc Hung, a worker at the Cholimex food processing company are also among the honourees.

Speaking at the ceremony, the municipal Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan praised good work of the ten young people, saying he hopes that they will continue spreading good values in society and pioneering in improving life quality in HCM City.

HCM City began to honour outstanding young people in 2006 and since then, 78 people have been recognised for their work in different fields.-VNA