The authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre awarded the State title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” to 405 local women on September 10, whose husbands and children sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence.

Of the total, Only 88 title bearers are still alive.

In recent years, local authorities have adopted practical measures to take care of their heroic mothers.

As many as 2,610 women have so far been awarded the noble title in the locality.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Thanh Hao called for more joint efforts and donations from individuals, organisations and enterprises operating in the province to be able to take better care of heroic mothers in the time to come.-VNA