Hanoi (VNA)Charity events have been held across the country to bring a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday to ethnic minority people, disadvantaged workers, orphans and people with disabilities.

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh on January 22 visited Thien Hung commune in the border district of Bu Dop in Binh Phuoc province, where she presented 100 gift packages worth 300,000 VND each to poor ethnic minority households.

The Party and State have special policies for ethnic minority groups, and those living in far-flung or border areas, Anh said, urging local authorities to pay more attention to these people and help them improve their living standards.

The Federation of Labour of the central province of Quang Ngai organised a programme called “Tet Sum Vay” (Tet’s Gathering) for workers in the province.

Gift packages worth 500,000 VND each were given to 530 underprivileged workers and civil servants alongside 40 of the workers’ children who have outstanding academic performances.

Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh City Association for Support for People with Disabilities and Orphans (HASPDO) and Cat Tien Sa Media Group presented 2,000 gift packages worth a total of 1 billion VND to people with disabilities and orphans in a charitable programme titled “Cay mua xuan – Thap sang long nhan ai” (Spring Trees – Lighting Up Humanity) in the city on January 24. It was the 15 th time the event was held.

Speaking at the event, HASPDO President Hoang Thi Khanh said the gifts, contributed by many donors, are expected to help disadvantaged people share the warmth and tastes of Tet.

Over the past 14 years, the programme has sent pre-Tet gifts to more than 26,000 people with disabilities and orphans across the city.-VNA