National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân hands over the “Labour Hero in Renewal Period” title to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân attended a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in Hà Nội on Saturday to honour outstanding organisations and individuals who have made major contributions to the community.
On behalf of the Party and State, NA Chairwoman Ngân presented the “Labour Hero in Renewal Period” title to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) and two individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in labour and creativity in 2009-19 period, contributing to the cause of socialism building and national safeguarding.
Over the past 28 years, the NFVC and its chapters mobilised nearly VNĐ7.2 trillion, providing support for more than 33 million children in difficult circumstances across the country.
Out of 400 individuals who attended the commendation ceremony, there were 197 women, eight people aged 70 and over, four from ethnic minorities, 50 people with disabilities, 20 individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to the community and society.
One hundred representatives are workers in the social security, taking care of people in care centres or treatment facilities.
At the event, Vice State President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh praised and thanked organisations and individuals for their dedication to voluntary work and social welfare activities nationwide.
Currently, there are many people that are in need of assistance, including 6.4 million people living with disabilities, nearly 2 million children in difficult circumstances and other vulnerable groups, she said.
Thịnh called for more attention and assistance from the community to the work, towards strengthening the nation’s tradition of unity, and bringing poor and disadvantaged people a better life.
The Vice President suggested completing laws and policies related to social welfare. — VNS