|Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình presents Tết gifts to ethnic Chăm who live in HCM City. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on Sunday visited and presented Tết (Lunar New Year) gifts to ethnic Chăm who live in HCM City.
At the office of District 8 People’s Committee, Bình offered 210 scholarships worth VNĐ1 million (US$44.3) each to poor Chăm students with good study results.
Tết presents were also gifted to 200 poor Chăm households.
Chăm people’s lives have seen positive changes, with more well-off households and children attending schools, according to recent reports.
Bình praised the authorities’ efforts in improving the social welfare of the Chăm last year, and said that more financial benefits should be given, especially to poor families, to help them thrive while maintaining their cultural values.
On behalf of the Party and State, he sent the warmest wishes to the Chăm people in HCM City as well as those who live in other provinces.
On the same day, he visited heroic Vietnamese mothers, impoverished families and others in Long An Province’s Cần Giuộc District, who each received a Tết gift.
He urged local authorities to look after them, ensuring that welfare beneficiaries in the area have a happy Lunar New Year. – VNS