Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of HCMC, visited the families of Chinese Vietnamese martyrs in the city on Monday, on the 60th Anniversary of Dead and Wounded Soldier Day.
|Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (L) offers gift to wounded soldier Dang Dinh Tuong.|
Ms. Ha was pleased to hear that the elder brother of Chinese Vietnamese martyr Nguyen Van Ngoc, Nguyen Van Minh, has followed family tradition by becoming a member of the Party and contributing to the Chinese Vietnamese community.
She was also deeply affected by another case, in which wounded soldier Dang Dinh Tuong lost an eye and a hand during the war, he also suffered from hundreds of dense shrapnel wounds. He has since overcome his difficulties, has been working hard to earn a living, and continues to participate in Party activities.
Ms. Ha paid visits and offered gifts to Chinese Vietnamese martyrs’ mothers Ho Muoi and Do Hoa in Tan Phu District.
She suggested the HCMC Chinese Affairs Department and local authorities take care of the city’s 235 Chinese Vietnamese martyrs families and 500 war invalids, expressing gratitude for their significant sacrifice for the country.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dead and Wounded Soldier Day, city authorities will be offering gifts worth VND20 billion (around US$1.2 million) to Vietnamese heroic mothers in the city. The city will also build commemorative monuments at the localities home to great numbers of martyrs, according to the Department of Labor, War Invalids & Social Affairs.
The city is encouraging sponsors to contribute VND5 billion (nearly US$310,000) to improve Truong Son Martyr Cemetery in Quang Tri Province; which will begin later this month, said Nguyen Thanh Tai, Vice Standing Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.