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PM urges nation to care for revolutionaries

Update: July, 27/2017 - 10:14
Caring for revolutionaries is an important and constant political task of the Party and State, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at a national conference in Hà Nội yesterday commending outstanding individuals who rendered service to the nation. — Photo vtv.vn

HÀ NỘI – Caring for revolutionaries is an important and constant political task of the Party and State, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at a national conference in Hà Nội yesterday commending outstanding individuals who rendered service to the nation.

PM Phúc asked ministries, sectors and localities to thoroughly follow the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and laws, intensify educational campaigns to raise public awareness and make the implementation of preferential policies for revolution contributors a duty and a frequent, long-term mission of the whole political system and the entire society.

He expressed his hope that war invalids, wounded soldiers, families of war martyrs, and revolutionary contributors would continue promoting the patriotic tradition and contribute more to nation building.

According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Việt Nam has more than 9 million revolution contributors, including 1.2 million fallen soldiers, 127,000 Heroic Mothers, and 800,000 war invalids.

Over the past 5 years, over 75,000 sets of remains of fallen soldiers have been found and reburied. Of the total, 16,600 sets of remains were repatriated from Laos and 15,100 brought back from Cambodia.

The Party and State’s preferential policies have benefited 95.75 per cent of the revolution contributors.

The national conference, jointly held by the MoLISA, the Ministries and Defence and Public Security, the Nhân Dân Newspaper, and the Hà Nội municipal People’s Committee, was attended by 700 Heroic Mothers, war invalids, wounded soldiers and martyrs’ relatives.

Delegates watched documentaries on activities to show gratitude for those who rendered service to the nation, and they heard stories of outstanding revolution contributors.

On the occasion of the 70th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27), 70 outstanding revolution contributors nationwide were granted the Prime Minister’s certificate of merits. — VNS

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