President Tran Dai Quang meets 87 outstanding HCMCYU members at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has stressed the significant role of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and youngsters in national growth amidst challenges and opportunities brought by Industry 4.0 and the country’s speedier reform and international integration.

He made the statement at a meeting with a delegation of 87 outstanding HCMCYU members who won the Ly Tu Trong Award 2018 in Hanoi on March 26 on the occasion of the 87th founding anniversary of the union (March 26).

The State leader highlighted the pioneering role and contributions of members of the union and youngsters to the victory of the country’s revolution.

Noting that 2018 is an important year in implementing the 12th Party National Congress’ resolution, he asked the union to strengthen education on revolutionary ideology among youngsters, while reforming its communications methods to popularize the Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, as well as the tradition of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The union should show better performance in implementing revolutionary movements, projects and works as well as voluntary campaigns, especially in remote, border and island areas, he said.

He asked the officials of the union to take the lead in researching and applying achievements of Industry 4.0, as well as in start-up movement.

The State leader affirmed that the Party and State always pay special attention to the building of the union and the development of young generation, expressing his hope that youngsters across the country will continue promoting the glorious tradition of the country, thus making more attainments and more contributions to the national construction and defence.

Over the past 87 years, the HCMCYU has gathered and educated Vietnamese youth to uphold the spirit of national independence and socialism.

In wartime, the union acted as a powerful force contributing to the victory of the revolution.

In the period of peace, national reform and integration, the union has played the pioneering role in many voluntary movements to speed up poverty reduction and helped youngsters in economic development.-VNA