National contributors honored nationwide

NDO – Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited and presented gifts to policy beneficiaries and national contributors in the city. The recipients included Vietnamese heroic mother Le Thi Cach, wounded solider Tran Cong Hieu, war veteran Dinh Cong Dac and lieutenant general and former Defence Deputy Minister Phan Trung Kien, among others. On the same day, Politburo member Nhan visited the officers, doctors and soldiers who are prepared to join the United Nations’ peace keeping mission and staff of Ho Chi Minh City-based Military Hospital 175. Also yesterday, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh saluted and presented gifts to Vietnamese heroic mother Trinh Thi Vat and 30 policy beneficiaries in Duc Hoa district, Long An province. Speaking at the function, she asked sectors and local authorities to provide better care for national contributors in order to improve their mental and spiritual lives. An art programme was held on the evening of July 24 by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education and Vietnam Television. During the event, the organising board presented saving books worth VND 500 million in total to Vietnamese heroic mothers, families of wounded soldiers and victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin, as well as poor students in Hoan Kiem and Dong Anh districts of Hanoi and Chi Linh district of Hai Duong province. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day of Vietnam (July 27, 1947), meetings were held in Da…... [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]

NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on July 23, talked with local residents in Tuong Son commune, Thach Ha district in the central province of Ha Tinh. Tuong Son is one of three communes in Thanh Ha district and one of 82 communes in the province to be recognised as a new-style rural area in Ha Tinh. Talking with local residents, PM Phuc spoke highly of the people’s prompt application of advanced technology in production as well as their strong will to overcome difficulties and poverty. He also asked the local authorities to maintain social order, consolidate the political system, and encourage more positive participation from local people in production. The PM paid a visit to a consultative group on policies related to preferential loans, organic agriculture, and ‘one-stop shop’ procedures at the Tuong Son commune Administrative Centre. PM Phuc appreciated the effectiveness of these models and asked district leaders to maintain the model in order to meet the needs of locals as well as replicate it in other communes. During his stay in the commune, PM Phuc also visited a model hi-tech farm of Duong Kim Hung, and presented gifts to war veteran Van Ngoc Chung and relatives of Vietnamese Heroic Mother Van Thi Vuong. ... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ​speaks at the meeting reviewing the 20-year implementation of policies towards revolutionary contributors in Quang Nam province on July 22 (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 22 attended a meeting reviewing the 20-year implementation of policies towards revolutionary contributors in the central province of Quang Nam, home to the biggest number of contributors in Vietnam. The event, held on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947), also saw the presence of more than 400 people who are holders of the “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” and “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” titles, revolutionary veterans, war invalids, and martyrs’ families. In Quang Nam, more than 65,400 martyrs have been recognised. The locality is also home to more than 30,500 war invalids, 45,300 people assisting the revolution, and 11,700 others directly involved in revolutionary activities. There have been 14,795 women bestowed or posthumously bestowed with the title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother”, and 914 of them are still alive. Quang Nam has reportedly made great efforts to carry out policies targeting local martyrs’ families, war invalids and revolutionary contributors. Ahead of this year’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day, the province has raised more than 4.5 billion VND (198,000 USD) to make saving books for the 914 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, and an additional 3.5 billion VND (154,000 USD) for other gratitude activities. Localities across the province have…... [read more]

NDO – It is crucial to implement preferential policies and comprehensive socio-economic policies more effectively, for people who have made meritorious contributions, while providing education and vocational training for national contributors and their relatives. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the above requirement during a conference held in the central Quang Nam province, on July 22, to honour contributors to the national revolution on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27). At the event, the leaders of Quang Nam presented a summary of the 20 year implementation of preferential policies for national contributors in the province and honoured its localities for caring for wounded and fallen soldiers since the reestablishment of the province (1997). According to the report, Quang Nam has the largest number of policy beneficiaries across the nation, with the number of revolutionary contributors accounting for more than 23% of its population. The province has more than 65,400 martyrs and over 135,000 of their relatives; over 30,500 wounded soldiers and more than 45,300 people who have made contributions to the revolution. Notably, the province has 14,795 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers (13,881 passed away) and all of them are supported by the relevant agencies, units and enterprises. Speaking at the conference, on behalf of the Party and the State, PM Phuc showed his appreciation for the results achieved by Quang Nam in the work of paying gratitude to national contributors. The province is the first locale to advance the…... [read more]

The couples arrived in Dong Hoi city in the central province of Quang Binh on May 6 for their fifth mission, where they will have to learn and sing a Vietnamese song besides a monument dedicated to a Vietnamese heroic mother, Mother Suot. A member of the show’s jury, Allegra said the site was chosen for its great historical value as a symbol for Vietnamese mothers who have made great contribution and sacrifice for the country during the wartime. After listening to local girls sing the Vietnamese song “Nhu co Bac Ho trong ngay vui dai thang” (Uncle Ho seems to be with us in happy days of the great victory), the participating couples’ mission is to find copies of the song’s lyrics hidden at eight spots in Dong Hoi market and learn from locals how to sing the song. They have to sing this song in Vietnamese fluently besides the monument in order to be able to continue to the next mission, which is scheduled to take place at Hien Luong bridge in the neighbouring province of Quang Tri . Participating couples have to find the way and means to their next destination by themselves, and each person is given only EUR1 for their travel. Their trip started in the capital city of Hanoi, and they have travelled through northern Quang Ninh province’s Ha Long city, northern Ninh Binh province and Vinh city of central Nghe An province.... [read more]

**The Phu Yen provincial Liaison Committee of former Truong Son soldiers hold a meeting on December 19 to celebrate the People’s Army Day. At the meeting, 55 former Truong Son soldiers were moved to tears when they remembered the day their comrades fell for their country and they promised to uphold the tradition of Truong Son soldiers. The National Liaison Committee of former Truong Son soldiers also granted the “Truong Son-Ho Chi Minh soldiers” insignia to 22 soldiers of the Phu Yen provincial committee. **On the same day, a celebration was held in the central province of Nghe An to mark the anniversary. The Nghe An Provincial Military Command promoted the campaign to follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example, maintain the political stability, and contribute to the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. ** In a similar celebration on December 18, the province of Hai Duong reviewed the glorious tradition of the nation and the People’s Army over the past 65 years, to which Hai Duong had contributed greatly, especially in the nation’s two struggles for independence. In recognition of their contribution, the Communist Party and State granted Armed Forces Hero titles to 100 agencies and individuals and the Vietnamese Heroic Mother award to 2,000 mothers in the province.... [read more]

In the letter to the Vietnam Women’s Union, Vietnamese heroic mothers, heroic women labourers and all women throughout the country, Mr Dam emphasized that the VFF is always proud of the glorious tradition and great contributions of Vietnamese women to the struggle for national independence, construction and defence. *** International Women’s Day and the 1970th anniversary of the Trung Sisters’ Uprising were celebrated in HCM City on March 6 by the Municipal Women’s Union. Over the past year, emulation movements were launched with the participation of women from different social strata. The women’s chapters provided 1,400 members with a total of VND57 billion to help generate jobs, increase incomes and develop their household economy. Through the campaign “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example”, the HCM City Women’s Union encouraged nearly 2,000 nuns to take part many practical social activities and commended 100 outstanding women who recorded significant achievements in emulation movements. *** Similar events were also celebrated in Quang Binh on March 5, drawing the participation of nearly 300 provincial women. Female workers in Quang Binh now account for 48 percent of the province’s total workforce and 60 percent of them achieve from education degrees. At a ceremony to mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the Quang Binh Women’s Union collected VND330 million to help women in poverty stricken areas.... [read more]




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