Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, First Vice Chairwoman of the central council, said the emulation movement has spread among people from all strata and in all spheres, which has helped the nation to successfully carry out socio-economic development tasks.
She said the 400 role models, introduced by localities, ministries, sectors and central organisations, represent millions of collectives and individuals nationwide who are devoting themselves to their work and study, thus substantially contributing to national development and protection.
About 88 percent of the honoured models are individuals while the remaining are collectives.
The role models come from all walks of life, from farmers who excel in their farm work, war veterans who have helped one another escape poverty, and outstanding workers. Notably, there are many young talents who were born in the 90s and are dynamic in the country’s integration period.
The oldest among the exemplars is the 71-year-old Vu Van Thuan, who made outstanding contribution to the new-style rural area building in Hai Duong province. The youngest is Huynh Hoang Khanh, 14, who is an excellent student inventing a number of useful ideas at the Him Lam Ethnic Minority Boarding School of Hau Giang province.
In his speech, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said aside from the 400 role models at the ceremony, there remain countless unsung examples in numerous areas across the country.
They are driven by patriotism, the resolve to enrich themselves and the homeland, and the aspiration to grasp new scientific and technological knowledge, he said, describing them as the core of the emulation movement.
He also asked the Central Council for Emulation and Reward, ministries, sectors, localities, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and organisations at all levels to launch widespread emulation movements to arouse people’s patriotism and national pride.-VNA