Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang presents the title of "Heroic Vietnamese Mother"  (Source: congan​.vn)

HCM City (VNA) - Ho Chi Minh City authorities presented the title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 201 women during a ceremony held in Cu Chi district on April 26.

Among them, only eight are alive.

Speaking at the event, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang expressed his gratitude for heroic Vietnamese mothers and fallen soldiers for their sacrifice to the national revolutionary cause.

He asked relevant organisations to implement preferential policies for people who rendered services to the country, while calling on young generations to take care of both the material and spiritual lives of these heroic mothers.

After the recognition, Ho Chi Minh City has a total of 4,776 heroic Vietnamese mothers.

Across the country, more than 59,000 women have been awarded the title, given their husbands or children laid down their lives for national liberation.-VNA