The central committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang launched a day for border areas in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van district on Jan. 7.

Addressing the ceremony, Secretary of the HCMCYU’s central committee Phan Van Mai stressed that the day is one of the five major activities during the starting week of the Year of Youth 2011.

The event aims to give encouragement to soldiers and local residents at border areas and get young people involve more in the protection of the national border.

Nearly 1,000 provincial young people attended the event and joined activities such as giving medical check-up and medicines free of charge for 1,000 local people, presenting 300 gifts, worth 300,000 VND each to people in Lung Cu commune as well as computer sets and scarves for guards in Lung Cu and Dong Van border stations.

On the occasion, leaders of the HCMCYU’s Ha Giang chapter and the provincial command of border guards signed a cooperative programme to promote young people’s role in border protection and socio-economic development in border areas./.