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    Over 17,000 youth volunteers wearing brand-new olive green uniforms recently paraded through the streets of Saigon, South Vietnam, carrying kitchen utensils, brooms and guitars before starting a big clean-up of the city.

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    Over 17,000 youth volunteers wearing brand-new olive green uniforms recently paraded through the streets of Saigon, South Vietnam, carrying kitchen utensils, brooms and guitars before starting a big clean-up of the city.

    Prior to this about 25,000 people, including leaders of the Provisional Revolutionary Government, rallied at Thong-Nhut stadium to mark the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the Ho Chi Minh Labour Youth Group.

    One youth leader said: "Under the former regime there was a campaign for young men to join the armed forces - but now there is a new campaign aimed at encouraging youth to participate in labour." He added: "It will provide a psychological shock to those young people still sipping beer in the coffee houses or strolling in the streets."
    The volunteers, including some servicemen of the former regime, undertook tasks like sweeping the streets, collecting rubbish, digging ditches and clearing drains. Some of them are also expected to build low-cost houses for poor people in new economic zones outside Saigon.

    SYNOPSIS: Over 25,000 people, including leaders of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of south vietnam, rallied at Tong-Nhut Stadium in Saigon recently to mark the 45th anniversary of the Foundation of the Ho Chi Minh Labour Youth Group.

    One youth leader said that under the former regime there was a campaign for young men to join the armed -forces - but now there is a new campaign aimed at encouraging youth to participate in labour.

    It appears to be effective because some time later about 17,000 youths wearing brand new oliver green uniforms appeared on the streets of Saigon carrying kitchen utensils, brooms and guitars before starting a big clean-up of the city. According to youth leaders the clean-up campaign is also designed to "provide a psychological shock to those young people still sipping beer in coffee houses and strolling in the streets."
    The volunteers, including some servicemen of the former regime, undertook tasks like sweeping the streets, collecting rubbish, digging ditches and cleaning drains. Some of them are also expected to build low-cost houses for poor people in new economic zones outside Saigon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPQY4ENJVCPEPR72FTPOMP4C2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPQY4ENJVCPEPR72FTPOMP4C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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