|The Vietnamese Women newspaper receives a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on the occasion of the its 70th anniversary. — Photo phunuvietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Monday granted the Vietnamese Women newspaper a merit certificate acknowledging their contribution to the women’s empowerment since the Đổi mới (Renewal) era.
The merit was bestowed on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the newspaper, which released its first edition on March 8, 1948, at the Việt Bắc military base.
“The newspaper helped encourage confident, creative and proactive women to rise up and prove their solid role in family and the society,” the newspaper Editor-in-Chief Nguyễn Thị Thục Hạnh said at a ceremony celebrating the anniversary on Monday.
“The newspaper has become a place for the women to voice their mind and their hope and also a means to protect the rights of all women.”
On the occasion, the newspaper launched its new interface of the online version and officially kicked off the 6th "Give love - Receive Happiness" Mottainai Programme with the aim of providing support to child victims of traffic accidents.
The programme is scheduled for the first week of October at pedestrian plazas around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội. — VNS