President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited war invalids who are being cared for at the Thuan Thanh Centre, northern Bac Ninh province, on February 1 on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

On presenting gifts to the war invalids, the VFF President expressed his utmost respect and gratitude to the wounded and ill soldiers who had shed their blood to defence the country.

He encouraged the veterans to follow the late President Ho Chi Minh’s words of wisdom “Being wounded doesn’t mean being useless”.

He also listened to their feelings, wishes and proposals on the improvement of government policies for those who render services to the homeland.

The Thuan Thanh Centre is taking care of 100 wounded and sick soldiers and is the largest of its kind in the country. Since its establishment 50 years ago, the facility has cared for around 1,000 war veterans.-VNA