|President Truong Tan Sang speaks at the conference. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) needs to focus on strengthening its organisational system and staff, and expanding movements, thus promoting the strength of the nation's unity to fulfill the country's development targets, said President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday.
Addressing a conference in Ha Noi to honour 260 outstanding VFF chapter presidents in communes, wards and towns from 2010 to 2015, the State leader affirmed the Party, State and people always highly appreciated the role played by the VFF in national construction and defence.
He praised the delegates for their service to the front, saying that with their tireless efforts, they contributed to national construction and defence, preserving and upholding the nation's cultural identity, protecting the environment, building strong political systems, promoting democracy, and improving the spiritual and material lives of the people.
He said authorities needed to create favourable conditions for and work closely with the VFF to solve difficulties and meet the people's aspirations.
He expressed his hope that the delegates' outstanding examples would be broadcast nationwide, and patriotic movements would become stronger in communities, becoming crucial motivation for implementing the nation's goals.
While launching emulation movements within the VFF, VFF Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan underlined the importance of VFF presidents at the commune, ward and town levels, asking the VFF and its chapters to improve the efficiency of their activities.
The VFF committees and their presidents should concentrate on strengthening the nation's unity and diversifying approaches to match the reality in each locality, he said.
President Truong Tan Sang praised the skill of mass mobilisation workers who contributed to the vibrant development of HCM City during a meeting with the city's delegates in Ha Noi yesterday.
The event took place on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the start of the Party's mass mobilisation work.
"Skilful mass mobilisation workers have made considerable contributions to the development of HCM City as it went through numerous wars," the president told a 120-member delegation, who were singled out as the best of the mass mobilisation workers in the 2011-15 period. "Ideas and initiatives, seemingly small, such as the construction of charity houses or poverty reduction, have spread across the country through mass mobilisation. All works are initiated by human beings."
Over the past years, the city's mass mobilisation workers have made positive changes, helping local Party Committees and administrations meet and speak with the public.
More than 16,000 teams and 84,000 individuals were recognised as skilful mass mobilisation workers. They have made considerable contributions to raising awareness about the responsibilities of localities, administrations and sectors at all levels.
These collectives and individuals have not only contributed to the city's development, but also to the implementation of social welfare programmes, site clearance, urban development, social order and security. — VNS