“I love my Fatherland” journey launched in Quang Tri hinh anh 1Releasing doves at Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River (Photo: vov)
Quang Tri (VNA) - The Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) Central Committee on April 29 launched the 2020 “I love my Fatherland” journey, which will feature a large number of activities for young people between now and National Day (September 2).

The launch ceremony was held at the special national historical relic site of Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River in the central province of Quang Tri, which was the temporary dividing line between the northern and southern regions under the 1954 Geneva Accords. The ceremony also celebrated the 45th anniversary of the liberation of the South and National Reunification Day (April 30).

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Standing Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Chairman of the VYF Central Committee, said the 2020 journey will be organised in all VYF chapters nationwide with the participation of VYF members and young domestic and overseas Vietnamese.

It also aims to pay tribute to previous generations who brought peace and independence to the country, educate the young on the country’s glorious history, and help them contribute to national development and defence via practical activities, he noted.

Activities during the journey will be associated with relic sites of the resistance wars and those linked to late President Ho Chi Minh.

In Quang Tri, the programme features various activities such as flag raising ceremonies at the Hien Luong - Ben Hai relic site and on Con Co Island, visiting the Road 9 and Truong Son national martyrs’ cemeteries, and visiting some Vietnamese Heroic Mothers.

At the launching event, the VYF Central Committee presented the tokens of 15,000 meals worth 225 million VND (9,600 USD) to 1,000 people facing difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic, granted scholarships worth 2 million VND (85 USD) each to 20 local ethnic minority students, and announced support for ten orphaned students until they reach the age of 18.
Ninety-eight voluntary teams caring for disadvantaged people that contributed to Vietnam’s revolution were also debuted at the ceremony./.