Activities mark 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day

Thursday, 2017-07-27 16:49:50
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Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presents the State title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother”. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - A number of activities have been organised across the country to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day (July 27, 1947-2017).

The Party Committee, People’s Committee and People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City on July 27 organised a ceremony to present the State title of “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” to 59 women who lost their husbands and children during wartime. Among the awardees, only five are still alive.

Addressing the awards ceremony, Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan expressed his deep gratitude to the mothers for their sacrifice in the struggle for national independence.

The city will do its utmost to help the mothers fully benefit from social welfare policies, he noted.

Ho Chi Minh City has so far awarded the title to 5,248 mothers living in the southern locality.

On the same day, the southern province of Dong Thap held a ceremony to rebury the remains of 106 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia during wartime.

The remains were found in the Pray Veng and Pursat provinces of Cambodia in the 2016-2017 dry season by Group K91 of the Dong Thap Military Command.

Also on July 27, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the southern province of Vinh Long opened an exhibition of portraits of Vietnamese Heroic Mothers in the province.

The exhibition features 101 portraits of heroic mothers, painted by Tran Minh Thai, a member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association and former President of the Vinh Long provincial Literature and Arts Association.