The Month of Youth was launched by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on February 28 at Kim Binh historical relics site in Chiem Hoa district in the northern province of Tuyen Quang.

The tree-planting festival was also held at the same venue where many historically important events during the fight against colonialist French took place.

Addressing the event, Nguyen Thien Nhan, C hairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, praised the pioneering and voluntary spirit of the young people in maintaining the tradition of the tree-planting festival.

On the day, more than 100 erythrophloeum fordid trees and 1,500 Cedrela odorata trees were planted in the Kim Binh relic site and areas around Kim Binh commune.

On the occasion, 20 scholarships, worth 500,000 VND each, were given to disadvantaged students in the commune.-VNA