The ninth “Vietnam Glory” programme was held in Hanoi on Dec. 18 to honour 21 units and individuals who reaped outstanding achievements in various fields.

Present at the ceremony were State President Truong Tan Sang; President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labou Dang Ngoc Tung; Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Hai Chuyen; Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan; and Director of the Supreme People’s Procuracy Nguyen Hoa Binh.

The honoured units and individuals are those who have been awarded the “Hero of Labour”, “Hero of Armed Forces” titles or exemplary models in patriotic emulation movements.

They have tirelessly devoted their brainpower and creativity to the process of national construction and defence and symbolise the spirit, will and strength of the Vietnamese people in the new era.

Honouring exemplary models has promoted patriotic emulation movements and created a great source of encouragement for officials, soldiers and the entire people to surmount difficulties and contribute further to national construction and development.

The event was co-organised by the Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper, Vietnam Television, Asia Friendship Company and Department for Information and Training under the General Political Department of the Vietnam People’s Army./.