Paying gratitude to national contributors

The Party chief hailed the center’s achievements in taking care of the national contributors and praised the staff’s efforts and high sense of responsibility to better the care for revolutionary contributors despite numerous difficulties. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong inquiring after policy beneficiaries at the event. Photo: VNA Inquiring after the health and families of the Vietnamese heroic mothers, fallen soldiers’ mothers, revolutionary contributors being cared at the center, the Party chief said they should be proud of themselves and their families’ traditions because they had made great contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the country. He also showed deep gratitude for their huge compensable losses and sacrifices for the nation. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong confirmed that the care for war invalids, martyrs’ families and revolutionary contributors is the noble responsibility, sentiment and a token of gratitude that the Party and State have always paid due attention to and is also the whole society’s responsibility. He added that over the past seven decades, inheriting the national tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source” and following President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings, the Party, people and army have been taking due care of the revolutionary contributors. He commended the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Hanoi’s departments at all levels for their diverse and practical activities in paying gratitude to revolutionary contributors. Underscoring that history will never forget their devotions and sacrifices for…... [read more]

NDO – A conference was held in Hanoi on July 26 to honour people who contributed great service to the nation. The conference, attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, honoured 700 outstanding war veterans, heroic Vietnamese mothers, Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, ex-youth volunteers, and the relatives of martyrs and revolutionary contributors, representing over 9 million national contributors across the country. The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Defence Ministry, Ministry of Public Security, Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee to mark the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day (July 27, 1947-2017). According to a report by the MoLISA, over 9 million national contributors have been identified, with more than 1.2 million fallen soldiers, 127,000 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and over 800,000 wounded soldiers. Over the past five year, the relevant agencies, units and organisations have collected 75,000 sets of the remains of Vietnamese martyrs, of which 16,600 were found in Laos and 15,000 in Cambodia. The implementation of policies, towards people who contributed meritorious services to the revolution of all levels and branches, basically met the set target with 95.75% of beneficiaries having enjoyed the preferential policies of the Party and State. At the conference, 70 outstanding individuals were presented with the Prime Minister’s certificate of merit, whilst 630 others received certificates of merit from the MoLISA. Addressing the conference, on behalf of the Party, State and Government, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his…... [read more]

NDO – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh held a working session with the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region on July 25 in Can Tho city to review the committee’s performance in the first half of 2017. According to deputy head of the committee, Son Minh Thang, over the past six months, socio-economic development, cultural activities, security and defence in the region have been maintained. However, concerning issues have been witnessed in the region, including coastal erosion in localities which has not yet been stabilised and a drop in price of some agricultural products which have posed a number of difficulties to local farmers. In addition, the progress of construction works has been slow as this year’s rainy season came earlier than usual. Speaking at the session, Vice President Thinh highly appreciated outcomes seen in all fields in the region as well as the performance of the steering committee since the beginning of this year. She asked the committee in the coming time to strengthen intra-bloc connection in such fields as education, healthcare, vocational training, social insurance, and care for wounded soldiers and national contributors. Regarding agriculture, she requested local authorities in the Mekong River Delta to take action to increase the value of their agricultural products such as rice, fruits and vegetables. The steering committee was also told to attach great care to maintaining social order and security in the region. ... [read more]

Veterans offer incense to heroic martyrs (Photo: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition was opened in Hanoi on July 25 to showcase documents, exhibits and photos on activities to show gratitude to war invalids, martyrs and national contributors on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). Visitors to the event will have chance to learn about the efforts made by late President Ho Chi Minh, Party, State leaders and the community to care for war invalids, martyrs’ families and revolutionary contributors, as well as major achievements in the work. Particularly, images of six Vietnamese Heroic Mothers are exhibited, along with original letters and writings by soldiers in the “Vietnam’s War Letters” collection. The event also introduces products of veterans and businesses owned by wounded veterans who have overcome all difficulties to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development. A number of art and cultural activities will also be held within the framework of the event. Addressing the opening, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien said that the exhibition aims to spread the patriotism tradition, and revolutionary heroism among the community, especially the young generation, thus mobilizing resources for improving living conditions of national contributors. The exhibition will last until July 27.-VNA... [read more]

An art show at the artistic program The program aimed to pay tribute to martyrs, sick and wounded soldiers, Vietnam heroic mothers and those sacrificing their youth for the national independence and freedom on the occasion of the 70th Vietnam Day for Wounded and Fallen Soldiers (July 27, 1947 - 2017). The program also aimed at arousing the national pride and glorious history of the country while strengthening the education of revolutionary ideology among younger generations, reminding today’s generations of the great sacrifices and losses of previous generations in firmly protecting the Fatherland. Over the past 70 years, the Party, State and people of Vietnam have always born deeply in mind the sacrifices of national contributors and well carried out preferential policies towards those who made great contributions to the country, firmly safeguarding the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Gratitude activities are now regularly carried out by all ministries, sectors and the whole society. At the program, the organizers also presented 30 savings books and scholarships to needy sick and wounded soldiers, families of martyrs and children of national contributors keen on study. The exchange helps younger generations be stronger and make more contributions to the nation * The same evening, in Ho Chi Minh City, an artistic exchange was held by the Traditional Club of the former Youth Union Organization of the agencies under the Central Office for South Vietnam, the Committee of the…... [read more]

Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh lays a wreath at the Statue of Vietnamese heroic mothers. Photo: congan.com.vn  The senior official and his entourage expressed deep gratitude to Vietnamese heroic mothers and fallen soldiers. Deputy PM Binh then visited the Museum of Vietnamese heroic mothers. * The same day, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and a government delegation visited and offered gifts to national contributors’ families in Kon Tum province. Mr. Dam inquired after and presented gifts to Vietnamese heroic mother Y Noi, whose only son died during the resistance war against American invaders, and to wounded soldier, hero of the People’s Armed Forces Y Buong. On this occasion, Deputy PM Dam offered incense at the Ngoc Hoi War Cemetery, attended an inauguration ceremony for the memorial for fallen soldiers who died in the Mau Than Campaign in 1968 and Xuan He (Spring-Summer) Campaign in 1972, and toured the Kon Tum Prison and Kon Tum Museum * On July 24, Military Region 5 held a ceremony to honor and offer gifts to national contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives in its stationed area. The military region’s relevant agencies provided allowances to 4,756 national contributors, repaired and built over 4,842 gratitude houses, worth VND 90 billion in total, and conducted a wide range of other meaningful activities to care for beneficiaries. * The Military Region 9 Command and Party Committee organized a similar event to honor 190 national contributors and fallen soldiers’ relatives in…... [read more]

Mr. Tran Thanh Man presenting a gift to a national contributor in Ha Nam province The proceeds were revealed at a meeting to review the implementation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s movement on July 24 in Hanoi. According to the committee, the movement has attracted active participation of provinces, cities, and organizations with many impressive initiatives and programs for national contributors. During the three-month long movement, 46 provinces and cities built or repaired nearly 19,000 gratitude houses, and presented about 208,000 gifts to national contributors. Most wounded and sick soldiers in convalescent centers have received wheelchairs. Addressing the meeting, Tran Thanh Man, member of the Party Central Committee, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC), said that the movement’s outcomes showed the sentiment and responsibility of younger generations to older ones  who wholeheartedly devoted to the national independence. He considered the movement a golden chance to promote patriotism, national pride, and the gratitude tradition of the Vietnamese people. In the coming time, the VFFCC will work with ministries and agencies to contribute constructive ideas for policies for national contributors to the Party and State and promote information dissemination on the outcomes of work for wounded and fallen soldiers and those who had rendered good service to the nation. In addition, localities across the country will focus on raising living standards of national contributors and create favorable condition for wounded and sick soldiers and fallen soldiers’…... [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 – 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]




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