Childrens should continue to learn from the traditions of their ancestors and take part in the national "Thousand Good Deeds" campaign, President Truong Tan Sang said at a May 15 ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the campaign.

The campaign aims to convince children and young people to make doing good deeds part of their daily routine. It encourages adolescents to follow President Ho Chi Minh's advice, as well as to take part in social activities and help develop the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneers Organisation.

The ceremony was organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Education and Training in the northern province of Bac Ninh, where the campaign was first launched 50 years ago. It marked the 123rd birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and the 72nd anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneers Organisation and was attended by national leaders as well as 72 exemplary representatives of the country's 15 million children.

National agencies, local governments, teachers and parents are also responsible for encouraging children to do good deeds, Sang said.

On the same day, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly, had a friendly meeting with the 72 exemplary children in Hanoi.

She affirmed that the Party and Government prioritised taking care of young people and praised the honorees for their good deeds.-VNA