|One of 64 prominent young people with disabilities who were honoured in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Sixty-four prominent young people with disabilities were honoured during a ceremony in Hà Nội on Monday.
Organised by the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee and the National Committee on Persons with Disabilities, the event aimed to call for further support for youths with disabilities, and seek suitable and sustainable models for them to integrate into society.
In his remarks, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung said those honoured represent thousands of youths from different regions, ethnic groups and religions working in various fields. They have overcome physical challenges to contribute to the country.
The minister also called on sectors, organisations and individuals to pay more attention to this group and work together to improve social welfare for them.
Việt Nam is now home to about 6.4 million people with disabilities from more than 2 years old, 2 million of them adolescents, data from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs show.
The figures are likely on the rise due to numerous social factors, notably an ageing population, environmental pollution, climate change and traffic accidents.
The programme to honour Vietnamese disabled people’s fortitude was first launched in 2013. —VNS