Lieutenant General Le Quang Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Department of Political Affairs of the Vietnam People’s Army, chaired the meeting.

Lieutenant General Le Quang Minh delivers a speech at the meeting.

According to Tran Thanh Lam, Deputy Director of Can Tho Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, over the past years, the city has overcome difficulties and heightened the spirit of creativeness to obtain significant achievements, contributing to promoting the city’s revolutionary traditions.

Especially, the city has paid more attention to implementing policies for national contributors. In detail, it has provided free health check-ups, and given financial support to build gratitude houses for national contributors while conducting the search, collection and identification of martyrs’ remains and calling for donations for gratitude fund, among others.

National contributors from Can Tho city attend the event.

Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General Le Quang Minh underlined that over the past years, the Central Military Commission (CMC), the MND have directed functional agencies to closely coordinate with ministries, central and local departments to give recommendations to the Party and the State on policies for national contributors and their relatives.

Since 2013, the whole military has mobilized troops and other resources to contribute nearly VND 550 billion to the gratitude fund; built more than 7,000 gratitude houses, taken care of 2,870 heroic Vietnamese mothers; offered jobs to more than 420 children of severely wounded soldiers at convalescent centers as well as wives and children of martyrs who laid down their lives while performing military-defense missions; and presented nearly 6,000 savings books to policy beneficiaries; to name but a few.

Gen. Minh presents MND’s gifts to Can Tho national contributors.

Gen. Minh emphasized that the above-mentioned good deeds of troops of the Vietnam People’s Army have contributed to improving the spiritual and material life of policy beneficiaries and national contributors and at the same time educating troops, especially young ones about the good tradition of the nation “When drinking water, remember its source.”

Translated by Quynh Oanh