Campaign launched to support policy beneficiaries hinh anh 1A requiem praying for the souls of martyrs (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on April 27 launched a three-month campaign to encourage people to join a movement to show gratitude to those who rendered service to the nation towards the 70th Vietnam's War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam has more than 9 million policy beneficiaries, including 1.2 million martyrs, over 127,000 heroic mothers, and over 2 million wounded soldiers.

Minister Dao Ngoc Dung stressed the need for organisations and individuals to participate in supporting war invalids, families of martyrs and Agent Orange/dioxin victims in order to improve their living conditions.

Communications should be intensified to raise public awareness of the work, he stated, suggesting expanding the movement “all people take care of war invalids, martyrs’ families and people who rendered service to the nation” and encouraging policy beneficiaries to take part in socio-economic development activities.

Nguyen Thien Nhan called on each office, organisation and family which does not live in poverty to do specific deeds to care for policy beneficiaries.

Right after the launching ceremony, more than 50 organisations, businesses and individuals donated a total of 3.8 billion VND (167,200 USD) to help policy beneficiaries.-VNA