State leaders honor contributors in Ho Chi Minh Campaign

Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Police, People’s Newspaper and People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday held a nationwide conference in Ho Chi Minh City to honor soldiers, war invalids, martyrs who participated in the Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the 1975 Spring.
 

Politburo member, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai grants certificates for delegates. (Photo:SGGP)

Attending at the conference were Politburo member, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan, Minister of  Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Deputy Minister of Police Bui Quang Ben, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army Nguyen Trung Thu, Editor in Chief of People’s Newspaper and 300 guest delegates, including Vietnamese heroic mothers, heroes of the people’s armed forces, veterans and others.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen stressed that there are so many war invalids and martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for independence and freedom for the country. With Party and State’s preferential policies, the Den Dap Nghia (gratitude movements) program have become a national cultural beauty. The conference is considered a meaningful event, aiming to not only praise soldiers, war invalids and martyrs those who had great contributions for the country but also educate patriotic tradition to young generations.
 
Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan was on behalf of Party, city authorities to welcome guest delegates; and honored their great contributions.
 
Statistics showed that there are nationwide over 1, 1 million revolutionary martyrs, 80,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers, over 800, 000 war invalids, 1, 200 heroes of the people’s armed forces and labor heroes, said Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep.
 
To commemorate revolutionary martyrs’ achievements, nearly 7, 000 constructions of the commemorative temple with high art value were built in the country such as Dien Bien Phu Revolutionary Martyr’s Cemetery, Truong Son Martyr’s Cemetery, and Road 9 National Martyrs' Cemetery. Moreover, Gratitude Fund received nearly VND 1, 500 billion to build more than 55, 600 gratitude houses for war invalids, martyrs' families, and repair over 39, 000 houses with total costs of VND hundreds billion.
 
On behalf of Party, State leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam honored outstanding individuals who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for independence and freedom for the country.
 

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai talk to guest delegates. (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam also suggested ministries, departments and local authorities should carry out better gratitude activities, popularize preferential policies for martyr’s families in upcoming time.
 
On this occasion, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs granted certificates for 300 delegates, who contributed outstanding achievements in the Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the 1975 Spring. 
 
Politburo member, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai granted certificates for guest delegates.
 

By Minh Ngoc – Translated by Huyen Huong

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