In Saigon, a ten-day seminar on the "Role of Youth Organisations in National Reconstruction" opened on January 10.
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Background: In Saigon, a ten-day seminar on the "Role of Youth Organisations in National Reconstruction" opened on January 10.
Organized by the World Assembly of Youth and its Vietnamese Committee, the meeting was attended by delegates from 29 countries, among them Australia, Ceylon, India, Japan, Malaya, the Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
Opening the Seminar, Vietnam's Secretary of State for Finance, Mr. Nguyen Luong, said the conference was timely for South Vietnam. More than a million youths had taken their pledge to build a strong country only the previous day.
Mr. N. Krishnaswamy, W.A.Y. Secretary for Asia, said the Seminar was to focus attention of youth on their own needs and requirements and to help them fulfil their responsibilities. He aid the Seminar would also bring together representatives of youth organisations from many countries of Asia and the pacific region, and given them an opportunity to exchange ideas and experience.
Lecturers from UNESCO, ESCAFE (Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East), and similar organisations will also address the delegates during the ten-day conference.