CPV: “As usual, this year’s Overseas Vietnamese Youth Camp is a key activity of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, creating an interesting multifaceted channel for young Overseas Vietnamese generations to understand more about their homeland,” Mr Nguyen Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of the Committee said in Hanoi on June 28.
This annual event is a really good chance for participants to exchange their ideas and feelings with others through social and cultural activities, to witness the socio-economic development of the nation under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as well as practice the Vietnamese language and follow the “When you drink water, remember its source” tradition.
After eight successful years of charming Overseas Vietnamese youth and students around the world, many of them are eagerly looking forward to joining the next camp.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Son gave a speech at the opening
ceremony of the Overseas Vietnamese Youth Camp 2009. (Photo: VL)
The Overseas Vietnamese Youth Camp 2011 under the theme, “Following Ly Tu Trong model” will take place from July 7-24, covering the northern, central, and southern regions. The organizing board is expected to welcome 150 outstanding representatives from nearly 30 nations and territories.
The key point of this year’s program is a series of activities in response to “Vietnam Youth Year 2011”, marking the 100th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh leaving the country to seek for ways to save the nation, and showing gratitude to war martyrs and Vietnamese heroic mothers.
The youths will visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hung King temple, Dong Loc T-junction historical site, as well as enjoy cultural exchanges with youth from Quang Ninh, Phu Tho, Quang Ngai provinces and Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoi An ancient town, Hue citadel, Ha Long bay, the Presidential palace, Bai Dinh temple, Independence place and Ben Duoc temple are also on the tour itinerary.
The opening ceremony will be held in Hanoi while Dong Nai province will host the closing ceremony./.