The launching ceremony saw the participation of National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army Sr. Lt. Gen. Tran Quang Phuong, President of the VWU Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, among others.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presents gifts to the troops of the Dak Lak Provincial Border Guard Command.

The program was in response to the “Whole country joins hands for the needy - No one is left behind” movement launched by the Prime Minister in order to support ethnic minorities in border localities ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

This year’s program was held on January 14 and 15 to pay gratitude to the needy and policy beneficiaries. The organizers presented gifts to 32 heroic Vietnamese mothers, 4,500 gifts to poor students, and 64 houses of gratitude to border people. In addition, they provided free health check-ups and medicines for over 8,000 people and gave 20 breeding cattle to needy locals. The local border guard units sent thousands of troops to organize Tet programs for border people and ensure security and order in the area.

On the launching day, numerous events were held such as healthcare programs, art exchanges, and folk games with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan’s participation.

Also, the top legislator delivered a speech and presented a number of gifts to policy beneficiaries at an art exchange program held on the evening of January 14.

Previously, she had a working session with the Standing Board of the Dak Lak Provincial Party Committee, and was briefed on the locality’s Tet preparations. Chairwoman Ngan asked the local authorities to continue taking good care of local people, especially the needy ethnic households, contributing to maintaining political security and social order in the area.

Translated by Song Anh