Exhibition highlights efforts to care for national contributors

NDO/ VNA – The Party and State always pay great attention to caring for wounded and sick soldiers, as well as the families of the martyrs, who laid down their lives for national independence, freedom and peace, President Tran Dai Quang has said. The President made the remark in a piece of writing on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs' Day (July 27), in which he praised the great contributions of revolutionary contributors and highlighted the tradition of taking care of those who have made significant contributions to the nation. Policies, regulations and communications campaigns on supporting national revolutionary contributors, both in terms of health care and education, have been implemented effectively throughout the localities, he said. Cemeteries and monuments dedicated to martyrs nationwide have been upgraded and embellished, while the search for, collection and identification of the remains of martyrs has been carried out with the greatest efforts, he added. Apart from presenting gifts to wounded and sick soldiers and their relatives, many organisations and individuals have actively joined in with movements to help improve the spiritual and material lives of revolutionary contributors. Thanks to tireless efforts, up to 97 percent of the families of revolutionary contributors have a living standard that is equal to or higher than the average in their residential areas. Many families of revolutionary contributors have made remarkable achievements in poverty reduction and economic development, contributing to the national socio-economic development. In his writing, President…... [read more]

The fund was raised by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front as part of activities to mark the 70th Vietnam Wounded Soldiers' and Martyrs' Day . As per the Committee, residents and businesses have all responded to the call for the fund as donations have come pouring in from across the country. Subsequently, the gratitude fund received the amount of VND197 billion in 446 cities and provinces. Additionally, local administrations encouraged social contributions to help social welfare brackets and revolutionary contributors. Local governments built and repaired 18,958 gratitude houses worth over VND736 billion and presented 207,982 gifts worth VND122 billion to these special families. Moreover, the fund organizer decided to spend VND2.8 billion from the state budget for building 70 new houses for revolutionary families in 14 provinces. Organizations and unions as well as departments had organized various activities to show gratitude to families of revolutionary contributors and martyrs, wounded soldiers. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man expressed his admiration and proud of wounded soldiers who overcome diseases to strive in learning, production and labor to contribute to the nation’s growth and families’ richness. The Committee proposed the fund organizer to allocate the sum to provide timely assistance to buy new wheelchairs for wounded soldiers and help their children to have employment as well as build more charity houses for families of martyrs, veterans, volunteers in the wartime, Agent Orange victims and social welfare beneficiaries. Minister of Labor, War Invalids…... [read more]

The fund was raised by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front as part of activities to mark the 70th Vietnam Wounded Soldiers' and Martyrs' Day . As per the Committee, residents and businesses have all responded to the call for the fund as donations have come pouring in from across the country. Subsequently, the gratitude fund received the amount of VND197 billion in 446 cities and provinces. Additionally, local administrations encouraged social contributions to help social welfare brackets and revolutionary contributors. Local governments built and repaired 18,958 gratitude houses worth over VND736 billion and presented 207,982 gifts worth VND122 billion to these special families. Moreover, the fund organizer decided to spend VND2.8 billion from the state budget for building 70 new houses for revolutionary families in 14 provinces. Organizations and unions as well as departments had organized various activities to show gratitude to families of revolutionary contributors and martyrs, wounded soldiers. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man expressed his admiration and proud of wounded soldiers who overcome diseases to strive in learning, production and labor to contribute to the nation’s growth and families’ richness. The Committee proposed the fund organizer to allocate the sum to provide timely assistance to buy new wheelchairs for wounded soldiers and help their children to have employment as well as build more charity houses for families of martyrs, veterans, volunteers in the wartime, Agent Orange victims and social welfare beneficiaries. Minister of Labor, War Invalids…... [read more]

Candles lit for fallen soldiers. Photo: muctim.com.vn The President made the emphasis in a piece of writing on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27), in which he praised the great contributions of revolutionary contributors, and highlighted the tradition of taking care of those with credit to the nation. Policies and regulations on supporting national revolutionary contributors in terms of health care and education have been implemented effectively throughout localities, as have had communications campaigns related, he said. Cemeteries and monuments dedicated to martyrs nationwide have been upgraded and embellished, while the search, collection and identification of martyrs’ remains has been carried out with the greatest efforts, he added. Apart from presenting gifts to wounded and sick soldiers, and their relatives, many organizations and individuals have actively joined in movements to help improve the spiritual and material lives of revolutionary contributors. Thanks to tireless efforts, up to 97 percent of revolutionary contributors’ families have a living standard that is equal to or higher than the average in their residential areas. Many families of revolutionary contributors have made remarkable achievements in poverty reduction and economic development, contributing to the national socio-economic development. In the writing, President Quang also stressed the need for the whole people to get involved in the caring work. He called for more efforts to continue implementing effectively policies of the Party and State on assisting revolutionary contributors, focusing on widely popularizing relevant…... [read more]

At the get-together Major General Nguyen Chi Huong, MR4’s Deputy Commander; Major General Tran Tien Dung, MR4’s Deputy Political Commissar; leaders of MR4’s affiliated agencies; and 70 revolution contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives participated in the event. Upholding the Vietnamese tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source”, MR4’s affiliated agencies and units have over the past years closely cooperated with local Party and People’s committees, and people to better the care for policy beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, fallen soldiers’ relatives, provide free health checkups and medicines for policy beneficiaries, search and repatriate remains of fallen soldiers. These good deeds have been seen as a token of gratitude of the Party, State and Army to heroes and fallen soldiers for their huge losses and sacrifices in the wars for national independence and freedom. As many as 394 national contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives are working in MR4’s affiliated agencies and units. Among them, one is a hero of the People’s Armed Forces, 188 are wounded soldiers and the remainders are martyrs’ relatives. At the get-together, Major General Nguyen Duc Hoa, Director of the Political Department of MR4 inquired after and conveyed deep thanks to contributions of the delegates. He wished them good health and hoped that they would continue bringing into play the image of Uncle Ho’s soldiers and surmounting difficulties in life. Translated by Mai Huong... [read more]

NDO - Thanh Hoa province needs to enhance communication and implementation of the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies related to caring for policy revolutionary contributors in the coming time. The statement was made by Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh at a conference held on July 24 in Thanh Hoa province to honour revolutionary contributors on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27, 1947-2017). On behalf of leaders of the Party and State, Deputy PM Minh extended his deep gratitude to revolutionary veterans, heroic Vietnamese mothers, sick and wounded soldiers, martyrs and the families of revolutionary contributors in the province. He affirmed that the Party and State always make significant efforts to care for sick and wounded soldiers, martyrs, heroic Vietnamese mothers and revolutionary contributors. During the two resistance wars against French colonialism and American imperialism, Thanh Hoa province upheld the patriotic tradition and made great contributions to the country’s glorious revolutionary cause, added the Deputy PM. He asked the province to make efforts to promote socio-economic development, improve the quality of local people’s lives, and that of revolutionary contributors in particular. Deputy PM Minh also noted that the relevant agencies should pay much attention to educating younger generations on patriotism, solidarity and revolutionary traditions. On the same day, the Deputy PM offered incense at the monument dedicated to heroic Vietnamese mothers and Ham Rong Martyrs’ Cemetery in Thanh Hoa…... [read more]

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man speaks at the meeting on July 24  to review the movement of calling for the public to express gratitude to revolutionary contributors (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – More than 197 billion VND (8.7 million USD) has been donated to the Gratitude Fund, which is an outcome of a movement beginning in late April to call on all people to express gratitude to revolutionary contributors. The movement is to mark 70 years of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee said on July 24 that 18,958 houses have been built or repaired for contributors to the revolution at a total cost of 736 billion VND (32.4 million USD). About 207,980 gift packages worth over 121 billion VND (5.3 million USD) have also been presented to policy beneficiary families and revolutionary contributors nationwide. The VFF and its member organisations have actively coordinated with other agencies and organisations to carry out gratitude activities which have also received strong support from the public, the VFF Central Committee noted. Addressing the meeting to review the movement, President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said the drive is to show latter generations’ sentiment and responsibility towards revolutionary contributors. It is also an occasion to promote patriotism, national pride and the gratitude-showing tradition. He asked ministries, sectors, organisations and VFF committees at all levels to continue with the movement and…... [read more]

Paying tribute to fallen soldiers in Ngoc Hoi district (Photo: VNA) Kon Tum (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited and presented gifts to national revolutionary contributors in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum on July 24 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). He and his entourage visited Heroic Mother Y Noi, whose only son, A Dinh, had fallen in the fight against the US troops. The official took this occasion to offer incense at the cemetery in Ngoc Hoi district, the resting place of over 1,300 soldiers fallen in the country’s resistance wars and volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Laos and Cambodia. He also attended a ceremony to inaugurate a memorial stele of fallen soldiers in the 1968 and 1972 campaigns. The same day, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered incense and laid wreaths at the Vietnamese heroic mother’s statue in Tam Ky city, central Quang Nam province. Quang Nam is home to the largest number of national contributors, with 65,400 fallen soldiers, over 30,500 war invalids, and nearly 15,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers with  914 still alive. Also on July 24, the southern province of Kien Giang held a ceremony to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives in Phu Quoc prison – the largest of its kind in the south in the wartime with over 40,000 revolutionaries suffering from brutal torture.-VNA... [read more]

He was speaking at a meeting reviewing 20 years of implementing policies for revolutionaries in Quang Nam Province. The central province, which the PM belongs to, is home to the largest number of contributors to the revolution in Vietnam. While praising the province for all it has done thus far, the PM said that both in the short and long term, key tasks remain, including the search for martyrs’ remains, verification of revolutionary contributors, and healthcare for the targeted group. Saturday’s meeting, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), was attended by more than 400 people “Heroic Mothers,” “Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces,” veterans of the revolution, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. Quang Nam has recognised more than 65,400 martyrs. The province is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people who assisted the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. As many as 14,795 women have been recognised as “Heroic Mother,” and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has made great efforts in caring for local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors, the meeting heard. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than VND4.5 billion (US$198,000) for the savings passbooks of the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional VND3.5 billion ($154,000) for other “gratitude activities”. Localities across the province have also raised funds for upgrading martyrs’ cemeteries, building war memorials, and…... [read more]

He was speaking at a meeting reviewing 20 years of implementing policies for revolutionaries in Quang Nam Province. The central province, which the PM belongs to, is home to the largest number of contributors to the revolution in Vietnam. While praising the province for all it has done thus far, the PM said that both in the short and long term, key tasks remain, including the search for martyrs’ remains, verification of revolutionary contributors, and healthcare for the targeted group. Saturday’s meeting, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), was attended by more than 400 people “Heroic Mothers,” “Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces,” veterans of the revolution, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. Quang Nam has recognised more than 65,400 martyrs. The province is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people who assisted the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. As many as 14,795 women have been recognised as “Heroic Mother,” and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has made great efforts in caring for local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors, the meeting heard. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than VND4.5 billion (US$198,000) for the savings passbooks of the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional VND3.5 billion ($154,000) for other “gratitude activities”. Localities across the province have also raised funds for upgrading martyrs’ cemeteries, building war memorials, and…... [read more]




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