Accompanying young people to realise the aspiration of building a powerful country

Today, March 26, 2022 is an important and profoundly meaningful milestone, marking 91 years of construction, growth and dedication of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the young generation of the country.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has gradually affirmed its revolutionary bravery while maintaining its steadfast faith in the Party.
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has gradually affirmed its revolutionary bravery while maintaining its steadfast faith in the Party.

Joining the exciting atmosphere of the Youth Month 2022, millions of youth union officials and members, and young people across the country have been actively emulating and obtaining achievements in all fields, together with the whole people, have been responding safely and flexibly while effectively putting the COVID-19 epidemic under control, towards socio-economic development and the protection and construction of the Fatherland, with determination to successfully implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.

Over the past 91 years, under the leadership of the Party, guided and trained by the beloved Uncle Ho, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has gradually affirmed its revolutionary bravery, maintained its steadfast faith in the Party, the nation, gradually becoming a vanguard force, the political nucleus of the Vietnamese youth, and a reliable reserve contingent of the Party.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has always persistently and consistently performed its position, function and role in the political system, contributing to affirming, preserving and promoting the glorious traditions of the Vietnamese youth. Through the movements and campaigns launched by the Youth Union, Vietnamese youths have had the opportunity to show their passionate patriotism and pioneering will through volunteering to take on difficult and new missions and successfully complete all assigned tasks.

The preservation and promotion of the glorious tradition of Vietnamese youth and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has always been considered by generations of union officials and members as an obligation, responsibility and command of the heart and mind. Therefore, the Youth Union at all levels has always actively researched and innovated synchronously the contents and modes of operation while actively exploring new directions in accordance with the development laws of the times as well as the needs and aspirations of young people through revolutionary action movements.

However, in recent times, there has been a situation where some young people are attracted to others to follow negative trends and movements, even defying to express their “egos” in a misleading way, engaging in anti-social behaviour and destabilising social order, especially in cyberspace. This is a manifestation of the departure from the revolutionary ideal, the lack of stability in political bravery, the habits of selfishness and insensitivity to the challenges and difficulties of the nation. More worryingly, crime and social evils among young people are still increasing day by day...

The qualifications and skills of some young people in rural, mountainous and ethnic minority areas have changed, but there is still a big gap compared to the common ground. Young people with disabilities still face many difficulties in both life and work. Meanwhile, union work sometimes does not follow the situation and thoughts of young people in timely manner, the role of the Union is sometimes still vague and passive, the Youth Union at the grassroots level still falls into formality in many places, with a lack of perseverance and creativity.

Faced with the above limitations, difficulties and challenges, in order to continue to affirm its determination to become a special "friend" of the youth, the vanguard force on all fronts under the glorious Party flag, the Youth Union at all levels need to continue to research, persevere and be more drastic in renovating the content of action programmes, forms of political and traditional activities in the direction of suiting needs, psychology, bringing about practical and legitimate interests for the youth.

In particular, it is necessary to focus on evoking patriotic traditions, revolutionary impulses, attachment, solidarity, studiousness, and creative passion among generations of the Vietnamese youth; continuing to consolidating and building the Union's strong political and ideological organisation, attracting a large number of union members and young people to participate in activities with dedication.

It is also necessary to make better use of the strengths of the internet and social media to gather, orient, and strengthen young people's unwavering faith in the path chosen by the Party. Each revolutionary movement and action programme should be implemented creatively, with a focus on the premise for union members and young people to be ready to take on challenges, dare to think, dare to do, and contribute to national socio-economic development, while firmly defending the independence and sovereignty of the Fatherland.

With the responsibility of guiding and orienting, Party committees and authorities at all levels should create favourable conditions, regularly pay attention to, listen to and share in difficulties and obstacles, and encourage the Youth Union and the youth to bring into play their greatest capacity and creativity. Ministries and sectors need to closely coordinate with the Youth Union in creating favourable conditions, environment and mechanisms for young people to show their talents, confidently start a business, assert themselves, and become useful citizens, thus making an important contribution to building and mastering a rich, beautiful, prosperous and modern country.