President emphasises task of caring for revolutionary contributors

Tuesday, 2017-07-25 22:03:00
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Children in Hoai Xuan commune, Hoai Nhon district, Binh Dinh province, take care of war martyrs' graves in local cemetery (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA – The Party and State always pay great attention to caring for wounded and sick soldiers, as well as the families of the martyrs, who laid down their lives for national independence, freedom and peace, President Tran Dai Quang has said.

The President made the remark in a piece of writing on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs' Day (July 27), in which he praised the great contributions of revolutionary contributors and highlighted the tradition of taking care of those who have made significant contributions to the nation.

Policies, regulations and communications campaigns on supporting national revolutionary contributors, both in terms of health care and education, have been implemented effectively throughout the localities, he said.

Cemeteries and monuments dedicated to martyrs nationwide have been upgraded and embellished, while the search for, collection and identification of the remains of martyrs has been carried out with the greatest efforts, he added.

Apart from presenting gifts to wounded and sick soldiers and their relatives, many organisations and individuals have actively joined in with movements to help improve the spiritual and material lives of revolutionary contributors.

Thanks to tireless efforts, up to 97 percent of the families of revolutionary contributors have a living standard that is equal to or higher than the average in their residential areas. Many families of revolutionary contributors have made remarkable achievements in poverty reduction and economic development, contributing to the national socio-economic development.

In his writing, President Quang also stressed the need for the whole of the public to get involved in the caring work.

He called for more efforts to continue the effective implementation of the policies issued by the Party and State on assisting revolutionary contributors, focusing on popularising the relevant policies and prominent outcomes in the work.

He also asked the relevant sectors to review and perfect policies related to revolutionary contributors, enabling the beneficiaries to fully enjoy preferential treatments.

"The great sacrifices and contributions of war martyrs, wounded and sick soldiers, and their families are inscribed everlastingly in the heart of each Vietnamese citizen, serving as a valuable source of spiritual encouragement for the whole Party, people and army to successfully implement the national renovation, industrialisation and modernisation cause and international integration,” he concluded.