President Trần Đại Quang speaks at a conference in Vũng Tàu City, the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, on Thursday to honour people who made great contributions to the national revolution. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — President Trần Đại Quang has said that the Party, State and society always pay special attention to caring for war martyrs’ relatives and families of those who rendered service to the national revolution.
The President was addressing a conference in Vũng Tàu City, the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, on Thursday to honour people who made great contributions to the national revolution, which drew more than 355 delegates from localities nationwide.
He stated that along with preferential policies of the State, campaigns to take care of revolutionary contributors have been maintained and drawn a widespread response.
Party committees, authorities, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front and socio-political organisations should be aware that caring for people with contributions to the national revolution is a duty and a long-term task of the entire political system and society, the President said.
He went on to say that the activities also help foster national solidarity while strengthening the confidence of people in the Party and State.
The leader stressed the need to support disadvantaged families of revolutionary contributors, prioritising providing vocational training and creating jobs for them.
The President affirmed that the great sacrifice and devotion of martyrs, wounded and sick soldiers, and their families have always been remembered by the Party, State and people.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, as of the end of 2017, a total of nine million people were recognised as revolutionary contributors, including 1.2 million fallen soldiers, 127,000 heroic mothers and 800,000 wounded and sick soldiers. — VNS