Journey Living forever 20 years old - Deep imprint of the youth month 2023

DNHN - Welcome the 12th National Youth Union Congress organized by the Liaison Board of Former Union Officials organized by Vietnamese youth in the South

Dr. Le Hong Liem, former Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Economic Committee and current Head of the Liaison Committee of the VFF, this is the action plan for 2023 of the Liaison Committee of the VFF with the theme "Live forever at the age of 20" – The way forward. The purpose of the activity is to create a "string" to connect the former unions, and it also has significance in "spreading the fire" during the youth month of 2023.

"Although many of us are elderly as a result of generations of union cadres, some of us are 70, 80, or 90 years old, when participating in this program we are still youthful, with the same zeal as our age. 20. We will continue to forge patriotic traditions for young people and build a prosperous, prosperous, and prosperous nation by steadfastly adhering to the path chosen by Uncle Ho and our party. After 5 years of operation, the Liaison Committee of the Vietnam Women's Youth Union has gathered more than 500 brothers and sisters who have risen through the ranks of the union in numerous economic, political, and social fields. Mr. Liem said.

Former officials of the Union exchange in Binh Thuan. (Photo: Quang Dao)
Former officials of the Union exchange in Binh Thuan. (Photo: Quang Dao).

At the beginning of the "Live forever in your twenties" journey, the delegation visited and interacted with the youth and leaders of Binh Thuan province through activities such as the performance of songs by former unions. The Way We Walk, Gac Ma - The Immortal Circle, Live Forever at 20 Years of Age, Aspirations for the Far Away, Songs of Former Cadres of the Union... In Binh Thuan, the Communication Committee of the VFF provided gifts to the children of martyrs' families as well as a bookcase for poor, academically-inclined students.

The Liaison Committee of the Southern Vietnam Youth Union organized an incense offering and memorial service for the martyr Gac Ma at the "Immortal Circle" monument in Cam Lam, Khanh Hoa province. The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor established the memorial website to honor the heroes and martyrs who died defending Gac Ma Island (March 14, 1988).

Former cadres of the Southern Vietnam Youth Union offer flowers to the Gac Ma warriors. (Photo: Quang Dao)
Former cadres of the Southern Vietnam Youth Union offer flowers to the Gac Ma warriors. (Photo: Quang Dao).

The incense offering delegation consists of over 300 individuals, including provincial leaders, VCSC delegates, and provincial youth representatives.

During the ceremony of offering incense and flowers, the delegates were moved as they recalled the time 35 years ago, on March 14, 1988, when soldiers of the Vietnamese people's navy constructed the islands of Gac Ma and Truong Sa in Vietnam. The Chinese army attacked unexpectedly. On Vietnam's Gac Ma island in the Truong Sa archipelago, 64 naval officers and soldiers heroically gave their lives to defend the island.

Mr. Dang Ngoc Tung, a former member of the Party Central Committee and former president of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, recalled, "To have such a large memorial place for soldiers today is the result of a tremendous effort by Party and state leaders, as well as the enthusiastic material and intellectual support of Vietnamese labor union members." When watching the wreaths float, I am reminded of the memorials at sea, where the eyes of our soldiers stare at us, imploring us to act. You have no place to which you can return. We urge you to request that all levels and branches of government support the construction of this memorial. This location is now very prestigious and a tourist destination. Khanh Hoa is not only a place to visit but also a place to educate the younger generation, especially students entering the union age, about patriotic tradition. I have the same intent today. Mr. Tung was generous.

A large number of young people participated in the ceremony where incense and flowers were offered in memory of the Gac Ma soldiers.
A large number of young people participated in the ceremony where incense and flowers were offered in memory of the Gac Ma soldiers..

Several delegates at the incense-offering ceremony remarked that, despite having visited this memorial numerous times, each time they return they are profoundly moved. The heroic sacrifices of the martyrs are shining examples for the younger generations of Vietnam to inherit and promote, realizing their responsibility to contribute to building a strong Vietnam; preserving and cultivating the traditions of their ancestors, and guarding every square inch of land and sovereignty over the sea and islands.

The Union of Contact Committees of the VNFF met with officers and soldiers of Brigade 146, Region 4 of the Navy; The delegation gave gifts to soldiers of Brigade 146 (Spratly Doan); awarded 20 scholarships to study promotion, 1 gift to the family of martyr Gac Ma; awarded study promotion bookcases to Nguyen Van Troi Secondary School and Cam Nghia 2 Primary School.

Awarded 20 study promotion scholarships to students in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa. (Photo: Quang Dao)
Awarded 20 study promotion scholarships to students in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa. (Photo: Quang Dao).

On March 8, 2023, in the evening, the Youth Union of the Women's Communities Committee met with the provincial leaders of Khanh Hoa and "passed the torch" to the youth.

Representatives of the youth of Khanh Hoa listened to the experiences and zeal of former cadres of the Youth Union in a variety of fields to which they have devoted and grown in the process of studying and devoting themselves, including a Hero of the Armed Forces. armed forces, Hero of Labor, several scientists, former experts, and ex-soldiers volunteering for international service; leader of the TNXP that participated in the opening of the legendary Truong Son road...etc.

Mr. Tran Anh Tuan, Secretary of Khanh Hoa Provincial Youth Union, stated, "We value and respect the spirit and will of the former cadres of the Youth Union; The aunts and uncles, despite their age, still maintain the youthful style of the youth, encouraging us to study and train ourselves more vigorously in the group activities..."

Mr. Nguyen Tan Tuan, Chairman of the Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee (former Secretary of Khanh Hoa Provincial Youth Union), was moved by the testimony of former cadres of the Youth Union to recall his time spent working for the Union. Mr. Tuan thanked the Contact Committee of the VFF, which was comprised of former members of the Party Central Committee, former leaders of the Central Youth Union, and leaders of the Youth Union movements of provinces and cities from various periods, for their visit. Visit the province of Khanh Hoa and engage in dialogue with its leaders and youth. Here, the Women's Committee of the Women's Committee of the Youth Union of Vietnam donated 20 wheelchairs to the Khanh Hoa Provincial Youth Union to assist young people with disabilities, 20 bookcases, 20 scholarships for poor students to study well, and some encouragement gifts. students...etc

The Youth Union of Vietnam Women's Union held an exchange program with the youth union of Lam Dong province under the theme The journey of "Living forever at the age of 20" – a City of thousands of flowers, for dreams to fly away in Lam Dong province. Mr. Truong Hoa Binh, a former Politburo member, and former Deputy Prime Minister, as well as leaders of the Provincial Party Committee and the People's Committee of Lam Dong province, more than 220 CFBDTNVN Women, and a large number of students and youth representatives of Lam Dong province were in attendance.

Giving gifts to studious students in Lam Dong. (Photo: Quang Dao)
Giving gifts to studious students in Lam Dong. (Photo: Quang Dao).

Here, the VCCFs informed the youth of Lam Dong province of the importance of maintaining the will, upholding the spirit of overcoming obstacles, and following the path of the Party, Uncle Ho, and the Vietnamese people with determination. Selected, firmly defended independence and sovereignty, built the country for sustainable development; touching stories during the arduous resistance war to save the people and the country; a heroic youth, accepting hardships and sacrifices to answer the call of the Fatherland, the love of the sea and islands, Vietnam's homeland. During the meeting, the Contact Committee of the CFCDTNVNVN also presented a study promotion bookcase to the representative of Lat commune, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province; presented gifts to former cadres of the Youth Union with difficult circumstances in the area; and awarded 20 scholarships to students in Da Lat city who overcame academic challenges.

Secretary of the Lam Dong Provincial Youth Union, Ms. Tran Thi Chuc Quynh, expressed her gratitude: "The current activities of the aunts and uncles of former Youth Union cadres are extremely significant, profoundly educational, and simultaneously inspiring and motivating. employees and encourage the younger generation through specific and practical activities, thus motivating young people to live a life of dedication and responsibility, to be worthy of being the next generation, and to perform well the tasks that the party and the people have entrusted to them..."

Through a rigorous program of work, exchange activities, and cultural performances, the former Union cadres have created a vibrant environment for the youth in the areas through which the delegation has passed.

The travel "Live forever in your twenties" - how we walked, lit the blue shirt's flame, and acted by the red flag with a yellow star and Uncle Ho's example.

After the journey, the melody and words echoed in the minds of the former cadres who were sent to the Vietnamese youth wearing blue shirts, the color of enthusiasm, creativity, and excitement.

Nguyen Van Hien composed the music for "The song of the former cadre of the Union" by Dr. Le Hong Liem, head of the Liaison Committee of the CCBDTNVNPN.

Le Thanh Dao

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