OV students mark Youth Month with various activities hinh anh 1Vietnamese students at the celebration of the 87th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Moscow on March 25 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Overseas Vietnamese students in Russia, China and the UK have held a number of activities in response to the Month of the Youth in the home country in March.

A ceremony was organised in Moscow by the civil affairs board of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) in Russia on March 25 to mark the HCYU’s 87th founding anniversary (March 26, 1931).

Addressing the event, Secretary of the HCYU Board Le Anh Duy said there are more than 50 HCYU chapters with over 4,000 members across Russia at present. He expressed his hope that young Vietnamese in Russia will uphold the fine traditions of Vietnamese youths, unceasingly make efforts to fulfill their tasks, and inspire their pride in the glorious traditions of the country.

Reviewing the 87-year history of the HCYU, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh highly valued the achievements of the HCYU in the country, asking HCYU members to continue making self-improvement so as to help reinforce the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

At the celebration, the HCYU civil affairs board in Russia presented certificates of merit to collectives and individuals with outstanding achievements in HCYU activities in 2017.

Also on March 25, the Vietnamese Student Association in Beijing, China, held an arts festival at the Beijing Language and Culture University.

The programme featured performances of Vietnamese students from many Chinese universities, including the Communication University of China, the Beijing Jiaotong University, and the Beijing Language and Culture University. 

Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi said the festival was helpful in honouring students’ talent and creativity and popularising the image of Vietnamese students. It was also an occasion to enhance the solidarity among Vietnamese students in Beijing.

He emphasised that each year, tens of thousands of Vietnamese students pursue study in China and about 3,000 Chinese students study in Vietnam. They will help enhance mutual understanding and connectivity between the two countries’ younger generations, Khoi said.

Tran Dinh Hoang, Secretary of the HCYU of the Vietnamese Student Association in Beijing, said the event was held to mark 68 years of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties and the HCYU’s 87th founding anniversary.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK and Vietnamese student societies (VietSoc) at universities in the country also organised some events to promote solidarity among the student community.

Student Challenge 2018, held by the VietSoc at City, University of London, was one of the big activities of Vietnamese students in the UK. It is an annual competition with questions relating to various fields. 

This year’s event attracted 100 students of VietSoc teams from 25 universities across the UK. The team from the London School of Economic and Political Science won the first place.-VNA