A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 2 to mark the 55th anniversary of the “Small Plan” programme and announce winners of the “Simple but Noble Examples” writing contest.

Launched in 1958, the programme aims to raise children’s awareness of environmental protection, love for labour, and the nation’s sound traditions.

Teenagers engaging in the programme have made significant contributions to the building of the Red Scarf Hotel, Tien Phong Plastic Factory, and the North-South train, among others.

They are encouraged to get involved in the scheme of building 1,000 bookcases for students in island and border areas.

During the celebrating ceremony, awards were granted to units and individuals for their excellent essays in the writing contest.

Launched on May 15 this year, the contest aims to enhance children’s solidarity, mutual affection, developing their writing skills and promoting their creativity.-VNA