Over 750 female political prisoners gather on Tet

More than 750 female political ex-prisoners gatherred in the Southern Woman Museum yesterday on occasion of Tet festival and the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than Offensive 1968.

Ms. Dung talks with a female political prisoner at the meeting (photo: SGGP)

Ms. Dung talks with a female political prisoner at the meeting (photo: SGGP)

More than 750 female political ex-prisoners living in Ho Chi Minh City, the southern province of Vung Tau, Long An, Binh Duong, and Dong Nai exchanged information of their health condition and families each other at the meeting.
They remembered old days when they were put into prison. These white-haired and weak women are happy to get together. Despite their old age, they still take heed to educate young people to become useful persons for the society.
On behalf of city leaders, Deputy Party chief of Ho Chi Minh City Vo Thi Dung sent her love and best wishes to senior female ex-prisoners. Ms. Dung affirmed the city always take care of families of martyrs, wounded soldiers and those who were serving in the nation’s revolution and is considered it as the top priority to the country’s tradition.
In war time and now, female prisoners have contributed much to the country’s development. 
However, she called all sectors and people to join hand with the government in taking care of these above-mention people as per the National Assembly’s decree No. 54. Ms. Dung expected female ex-prisoners to educate young people more about the country’s revolutionary tradition and contribute more into the city’s growth. 
The annual get-together saw the presence of former Deputy State President Truong My Hoa, who is a senior political ex-prisoner also.

By THAI PHUONG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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