National awards honour contribution of volunteers
Nine individuals and 12 organisations enthusiastically dedicated to volunteering movements in Vietnam were honoured at a ceremony held in Hanoi on December 5.
Among the National Volunteer Awards 2015 recipients are Nguyen Huu Thuan from Ho Chi Minh City who donated 164 blood units in 86 times and Pencak Silat athlete Nguyen Kim Hoang from Hanoi, who is dedicated to free martial art training for students despite his visual impairment.
The “Thien Nhan and friends” programme has supported 160 operations and 600 medical check-ups while and the Republic of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Vietnam has provided US$210.72 million in aid for socio-economic development and community development projects from 1991 to 2013.
Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Nguyen Phi Long said these individuals and organisations have inspired the volunteer movements across the nation.
He called on youths to stay active in volunteering movements and make it the pride of the Vietnamese young people.