Vietnamese students in Beijing active in charitable activities

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Beijing, June 12 (VNA) – Vietnamese students in Beijing, China, have performed well not only in their study but also in charitable activities in support of disadvantaged people in the home country.

The information was revealed at a congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Vietnamese Students and the Association of Vietnamese Students in Beijing on June 10.

Reviewing activities of Vietnamese youths in Beijing, Dinh The Phuc, President of the Executive Committee of the Association of Vietnamese Students in Beijing, said aside from upholding their strengths in study, scientific research, and sports and cultural activities, the association has also stepped up charitable work.

Notable activities included a programme on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) in 2017 that collected donations worth nearly 100 million VND (4,400 USD) to support flood victims in central Quang Binh province, and a Tet celebration in Duong Thuong commune of Yen Minh district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

The association, consisting of nearly 400 members from almost 30 universities, colleges and academies, has done a good job of learning about its members’ aspirations and supporting them, Phuc said.

Addressing the congress, Pham Thanh Binh, Envoy of the Vietnamese Embassy in China, spoke highly of the association’s achievements, noting that the embassy will create the best conditions for their activities and help expatriate students deal with procedures and obstacles in their study and lives.

He also called on the association to reform its activities to attract more Vietnamese students.

At the congresses, participants elected new executive committees of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Vietnamese Students and the Association of Vietnamese Students in Beijing for the 2018-2020 tenure./.