Voluntary spring campaign is launched in Ho Chi Minh City on January 6. (Photo: tuoitre.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 6 to launch this year’s voluntary spring campaign for the benefit of the needy households in the city on the occasion of the coming lunar New Year, the longest and most important traditional festival in Vietnam.

The annual campaign, the 11th of its kind, will last from January 6 – February 2 with the participations of over 30,000 youths in the city.

According to organizers, the focus of this year’s drive will be needy families, poor workers and beneficiaries of social policies. Participants will prepare food and make decorations typical of the festival for those recipients, along with cleaning work to ensure a good living environment.

Besides, volunteers will organize activities for children at social welfare centres and encourage youngsters to have a civilized way of life, especially during the festival which will start early next month.-VNA