Planting trees, building urban civilization and new-style rural areas are among various activities planned in the 2014 Voluntary Youth Year.

At a teleconference on February 21, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee announced that during the year, young people will also participate in work to bring about better social well-being.

In the first half of this year, the committee will accelerate the education of traditions among the youth while encouraging them to get involved in socio-economic development and national defence.

Discovering how to improve the operation of youth unions at all levels, especially disadvantaged, coastal, ethnic and religious areas, is also one of the year’s main tasks, heard the conference.

Over the past 15 years, the voluntary youth campaign has spread widely, with tens of millions of students taking part, during which time they have raised their sense of responsibility for national construction.-VNA