Present at the opening ceremony were Nguyen Phu Trong, Chairman of the National Assembly, Ha Thi Khiet, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, and other Party and State leaders.
Addressing the Congress, NA Chairman Trong praised the achievements obtained by young people who are striving to follow Uncle Ho’s teachings.
Mr. Trong said hopes that they will study harder and become good citizens to contribute to the cause of national construction and defense aimed at making the country wealthier and stronger.
The NA Chairman also urged all Party and State agencies, organisations as well as teachers and parents to show a high sense of responsibility towards further protecting and educating the children, providing them with a better environment for entertainment and study, encouraging them to get involved in social activities and preventing child abuse. They should join efforts to build up the strength of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation especially in remote and disadvantaged areas.
Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, a Cadong ethnic minority pupil at Nguyen Du Secondary School in Bac Tra My District, Central Quang Nam Province, has been recognized as an excellent pupil for seven successive years despite her disadvantaged circumstances. She said she felt excited and honoured to be one of the representatives to the Congress and she pledged to study better to deserve to be one of Uncle Ho’s Good Children, when visiting the late President’s Mausoleum.
Of the 400 representatives, 10 received badges and laurel wreaths from the NA Chairman and the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.