HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday met 55 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They were chosen from 11 provinces and cities to mark International Children's Day.
|President Truong Tan Sang meets with disadvantaged children yesterday ahead of International Children's Day on June 1. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang|
The event has been held at the Presidential Palace in Ha Noi annually since 2008.
Many of the children were from ethnic minorities and all are outstanding students.
President Sang told the children that the Government and Party paid special attention to the young generation, especially those from disadvantaged families. He called on them to study well, pursue their dreams and contribute to society.
He thanked individuals, organisations and charities that, for the past 22 years,had provided more than VND4 trillion (US$188 million) to the Viet Nam Fund for Children. This had helped more than 28 million children over the years.
He asked all localities to increase their support for children and education and to connect donors with children and encourage the private sector to join in.