Outstanding individuals and organizations who made great contributions in Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper’s annual charity program, “Spring to Border Areas,” received certificates of merit from the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Committee.
|Mr. Vo Van Thuong (R), member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party and First Secretary of the Central Union, gives certificates of merit to outstanding people who made great contributions in SGGP Newspaper's annual charity program.|
The awarded organizations were the youth unions of SGGP newspaper; Ho Chi Minh City TV; HCMC Police newspaper; Muc Tim–Khan Quang Do teen magazines; HCMC Heart Institute; and the Law Consulting Center of the Law University of HCMC.
Started in 2003, the charity program has so far provided free medical check-ups and treatment to nearly 3,000 disadvantaged people, presented more than 10,000 Tet gifts and organized over 150 visits to soldiers in frontier posts in the Central Highland provinces of Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Kon Tum, and southern most province of Ca Mau, with a total aid of VND9 billion (US$500,000), said Mr. Nguyen Tan Phong, deputy editor-in-chief of SGGP.
The organizers also visited and presented Tet gifts to overseas Vietnamese in the neighboring country of Laos in 2006.
The award ceremony was held at Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper’s office on August 16 and attended by Vo Van Thuong, member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party and First Secretary of the Central Union.