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Helping disabled ‘noble': President

Update: April, 15/2013 - 10:11

HA NOI (VNS)— "The Party, State and people wholeheartedly support orphans and people with disabilities, no matter what the circumstances. This noble job requires the united efforts of the Party and political system as well as the whole of society," President Truong Tan Sang said at a meeting yesterday in the capital.

Held every three years by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), the meeting aims to honour people who overcome their disabilities and achieve great things as well as those who help them succeed.

In addition to praising those individuals, the President also spoke highly of the ASVHO for offering an array of creative and practical activities to support disabled people and orphans and expressed gratitude to everyone who supported them in this cause.

President Sang urged Party committees, government agencies, social organisations, enterprises and individuals to do even more to help disadvantaged people.

Earlier on Saturday, the charitable art exchange "One heart - One world" was held in Ha Noi in order to acknowledge previous donors and attract more financial support to help orphans and disabled people integrate into the community.

Attendees could meet accomplished disabled people and orphans from across the country.

The art exchange drew VND22 billion (US$10 million) in support for the cause. — VNS


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