(VOV) - A conference to mark the 65th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day was held in Danang city on July 7 in the presence of State President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
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In his speech at the conference, President Sang expressed his deep gratitude for the great contributions by people who served the revolution and the course of national construction and defence.
"Paying Debts of Gratitude” movements have become a fine national tradition and preferential treatment for people credited with revolutionary service has been institutionalized in Party and State guidelines and policies.
However, despite the policies on caring for heroic martyrs, a proportion of the families of social beneficiaries still faces many difficulties, therefore, President Sang called on Party committees, local authorities and social organizations to join hands to help improve their living standards.
There are currently more than 8.8 million people in Vietnam who are social beneficiaries (10 percent of the national population) including more than 1.1 million martyrs, more than 3,000 heroic mothers and hundreds of thousands of war invalids.
State subsidies for these people, such as providing health care, houses, vocational training, jobs and preferential loans, have been put in place and “Paying Debts of Gratitude” movements have developed across the country.
Since 2007, “Paying Debts of Gratitude” funds nationwide have mobilized more than VND 1,200 billion to help build houses for families of social beneficiaries that suffered from natural disasters.
The same day, President Sang and central and local leaders laid wreaths and offered incense at the Heroic War Martyrs Memorial in Danang.