Ho Chi Minh City’s youth volunteers anniversary celebrated hinh anh 1President Truong Tan Sang pins the third class Independence Order on the traditional flag of the HCM City Youth Voluteer Force. (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
President Truong Tan Sang attended a ceremony on March 27 in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 40th anniversary of the municipal Youth Volunteer Force (March 28).

The event was also joined by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang and his predecessor Le Thanh Hai, representatives from ministries and sectors, local authorities, heroic mothers and thousands of youth volunteers.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong praised the force as “a big school” that trains local youths to serve the nation.

The Chairman hailed the great sacrifices and devotion that former youth volunteers made to contribute to the accomplishment of the international mission in Cambodia.

Over the past 40 years, the force has played a proactive role in local political and socio-economic development, the municipal leader said.

He also urged the force to work closely with relevant bodies to ensure social order and urban development.

The youth-run business should develop their youth volunteer-branded products while providing more support to local rehabilitation centres, Phong said.

During the event, participants enjoyed an art performance themed “forever the blue-coloured shirts of youth volunteers”.-VNA