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President meets underprivileged children to mark Children's Day

Update: June, 01/2013 - 09:34
State President Truong Tan Sang meets with underprivileged students in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) —President Truong Tan Sang met underprivileged children visiting Ha Noi yesterday on the occasion of International Children's Day.

The children informed the President of their educational achievements and expressed their hopes for the future.

President Sang praised their achievements in school and life, stressing that they were great examples for children nationwide.

He said he hoped that they would see their dreams come true and further the cause of national construction and protection.

Agencies and units across the country, especially the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, should join hands to encourage underprivileged children to overcome difficulties and strive for good results at school, the President said.

There are almost 1.5 million children in difficult circumstances in Viet Nam, according to the fund's statistics, as well as over 2.5 million children in need of care from relevant agencies and society.

Over the past 20 years, the fund has mobilised VND4 billion to support 28 million disadvantaged children nationwide.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday also paid a visit to a social welfare centre in Ba Vi, Ha Noi.

At the centre, which currently houses 100 children, Phuc said communities needed to take care of HIV-infected children's needs, both physical and mental.

He requested that health and social affairs ministries continue to design policies and programmes to provide high-quality care for these young people. — VNS

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