Fallen soldiers honoured with notable certificates

Tuesday, 2017-12-26 16:56:29
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Minister Dao Ngoc Dung present certificates to family members of fallen soldiers. (Credit: laodongxahoi.net)
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NDO – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 26 to present certificates honouring the service and contributions of 672 fallen soldiers nationwide to their family members.

The event was attended by Chairwoman of National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, NA Chairwoman Ngan paid tribute to the heroic martyrs as well as to the wounded soldiers and revolutionary contributors.

She emphasised that over the past 70 years, the Party, State and people always bear in mind the great contributions of younger generations and care for wounded and fallen soldiers and revolutionary contributors, she added.

Notably, on the occasion of 70th anniversary of War Invalids' and Martyrs' Day (July 27, 1947 – 2017), the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have made great efforts to advise the Party and State to set out and implemtn policies on preferential treatment to those who rendered their services to the nation, added the NA Chairwoman.

The NA leader asked the labour, invalids and social affairs sector as well as the relevant agencies to continue researching and developing policies and mechanisms in recognising revolutionary contributors who have sacrificed their lives for the national independence, construction and defence, contributing to making up for their suffering and losses.

Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said that over nine million people as recognised as revolutionary contributors, including 1.2 million fallen soldiers, 127,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers, 800,000 wounded and sick soldiers.

Among the 672 war martyrs honoured on this occasion, 148 died during the anti-French resistance war more than 70 years ago.