An exhibition of more than 200 photographs and artifacts that reveal the contributions Vietnamese youth have made to national causes, from the Three Readies Movement until today's Youth Volunteer Programme, recently opened in downtown Hanoi.

Formed by young Vietnamese in 1964, during the American War in Vietnam, the Three Readies Movement inspired millions of young Vietnamese to contribute to the nation's victory.

Many of them went to the frontline, while others volunteered to build the logistics network that supported the Vietnam People's Army during the war.

At the exhibition, both veterans and volunteers were proud to recount their experience in the movement.

Pham Chien Thang, 64, was a young man when he fought on the frontline. He said he was happy to see young Vietnamese today following in the footsteps of his generation by participating in the Youth Volunteer Programme.

Formed in 1999, the Youth Volunteer Programme plays an active role in many social movements such as preserving the environment, maintaining traffic order and providing healthcare for the poor.

Co-organised by Hanoi's Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Vietnam Youth Museum, the exhibition will be open at the Student House of Culture, 37 Tran Binh Trong, Hanoi until August 9.-VNA