Senior Lieutenant General Do Can presenting gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers

The event was chaired by Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Le Chiem and attended by representatives from the Vietnam Women’s Union, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, Social Affairs, the General Department of Politics, and the General Staff, and more than 300 Vietnamese heroic mothers from across the country. 

Speaking at the event, General Chiem said that over the past years, agencies and units throughout the military have actively and proactively cooperated with civilian agencies to make recommendations for the Party and State to issue policies for wounded soldiers, war martyrs’ families, and revolutionary contributors. More especially, the Central Military Commission (CMC) and Ministry of National Defense actively proposed granting and posthumously bestowing the title of the Vietnamese Heroic Mother to women who had made great contribution and sacrifice for the national liberation and defense cause. At present, Vietnam has more than 137,000 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers.

In response to the call of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the whole military is taking care of 2,867 heroic mothers. Over the past time, defense agencies and military units visited and presented gifts, built houses, provided monthly allowances, and gave free health check-ups to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers. These activities have served as a source of encouragement to them.  

On the same day, representative Vietnamese Heroic Mothers laid wreaths and visited the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. 

* A mission of the Ministry of National Defense, led by Deputy Chief of the General Department of Politics Senior Lieutenant General Do Can, visited and presented gifts to Bac Ninh province’s Thuan Thanh Convalescent Center for wounded soldiers and local national contributors. During the visit, General Can handed over medical equipment and necessities to the center and 94 gifts to wounded and sick soldiers being nurtured at the center.

While talking with wounded and sick soldiers, the Deputy Chief of the Political General Department encouraged and expressed deep gratitude to their great contributions and sacrifices. He affirmed the CMC’s and Ministry of National Defense’s responsibilities and wholehearted care for those who had rendered good service to the revolution. He hoped that wounded and sick soldiers will continue to promote the fine tradition of Uncle Ho’s soldiers, take care of themselves, be bright examples for younger generations, and encourage their families to contribute to the development of their hometown.

* The General Department of Politics held a get-together with wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives who are working at agencies and units under the general department on the occasion of the 73rd Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day. The event was chaired by its Deputy Chief Senior Lieutenant General Do Can.

Delivering a speech at the event, General Can hoped that wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives will promote recorded achievements and strive to fulfil all assigned missions. He also asked Party Committees and chains-of-command of agencies and units to continue creating favorable conditions for wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives to contribute their talent to their units and complete their tasks.

At the meeting, Can handed over gifts to wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives who are working in agencies and units in the North and tasked relevant units to give gifts to those in the South. 

Delegates offering incense in tribute to fallen soldiers

* The Hanoi Capital Command, the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel), and Hanoi’s Youth Chapter met and presented gifts to policy beneficiaries, national contributors, and needy locals in Dong Tam commune of Hanoi’s My Duc district.

On the occasion, the command inaugurated and handed over a 603m-long rural road to the locality.

* Ninh Binh province’s leadership has visited and handed over around 30,000 gifts to local policy beneficiaries and national contributors and offered flowers and incense in tribute to fallen soldiers at a war martyrs’ cemetery in the locality.

* A mission of Dak Lak province’s Party Committee visited and encouraged outstanding national contributors in Buon Ma Thuot City. The province spent VND 6.6 billion buying gifts for local policy beneficiaries and national contributors and hosting activities to mark the 73rd Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day.

Meanwhile, Ninh Thuan province conferred certificates of merit on outstanding wounded and sick soldiers and national contributors and launched a donation program for the Gratitude Fund.

* Agencies of the Coast Guard Command have offered gifts to wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives working in the force, those being nurtured at convalescent centers in Thuan Thanh of Bac Ninh province and Duy Tien and Kim Bang of Ha Nam province, and troops under treatment at Military Hospital 103 and Central Military Hospital 108. The coast guard units also worked with localities to visit and hand over gifts to national contributors in localities where they are stationed.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Pho Vinh Primary School

* On July 24, the Quang Ngai provincial Military Command held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Pho Vinh Primary School in Pho Vinh ward of Duc Pho district. The Ministry of National Defense-invested civilian-military solidarity project will be built at a cost of VND 2 billion. The school includes eight well-equipped rooms that meet national standards.

Translated by Tran Hoai