Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and revolution contributors (Photo: VNA)
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception on July 24 for a delegation of 50 revolution contributors and relatives of martyrs, who represented nearly 10 million people who rendered services to the revolution across the country, on the occasion of the 74th War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
The revolution contributors highly valued the Party and State’s efforts to care for them, expressing their determination to continue aserving as good examples in the society.
PM Chinh expressed deep gratitude towards revolutionary veterans, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, Heroes of the People's Armed Forces, wounded and sick veterans, relatives of martyrs and revolution contributors.
He said that although the war ended a long time ago, there remained the pains it caused. Millions of people left their youth, dreams and desires under the soil, while millions of others left parts of their bodies in the battlefields, he said.
“Everywhere across the Vietnamese nation, their great sacrifice for the cause of national independence and reunification is always being remembered,” PM Chinh stressed.
Prime Minister Pham Minh and the delegates (Photo: VNA)
The Government leader affirmed that taking care of the health as well as the living conditions of the revolution contributors is a special matter as well as an important and regular political task of the Party, State and the entire political system. Policies related to revolution contributors have been completed, while priority in resources has been given to the work, he said.
PM Chinh noted that last year, the National Assembly approved an ordinance on the completion of policies and support for them.
Currently, more than 9.2 million people who rendered services to the nation have benefited from the policies, while thousands of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers are living with the care of the society. Their living conditions are ensured to be at least equal to those in their residential areas, he added.
At the same time, the Government is making efforts to effectively implement policies stated in the 13th National Party Congress’ Resolution and the Party Central Committee Secretariat’s directive regarding the enhancement of the Party leadership over the caring for revolution contributors and social policy beneficiaries, said the PM.
He requested the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to continue to complete policies related to revolution contributors and social policy beneficiaries, and give solutions to remove difficulties in the work.
Relevant agencies should continue to mobilise resources for the search and repatriation of martyrs’ remains, while stepping up the application of science and technology to define their names, PM Chinh added.
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