Ho Chi Minh City is home to 437,000 people from 51 ethnic groups (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
Ho Chi Minh City, which is home to 437,000 people from 51 ethnic groups, has been carrying out a number of the Party and State’s ethnic affair policies to take good care of ethnic minority people as well as promote their cultural diversity.

Addressing a Lunar New Year meeting held by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee’s chapter in the city on February 27, Permanent Vice Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee Tat Thanh Cang recognised the practical contributions by local ethnic minority groups to the city’s growth in numerous fields, including social affairs, economics, culture, and defense-security.

The event drew 200 representatives from the ethnic groups who expressed their hope to expand community-based and cultural activities across the southern economic hub to strengthen the great national unity.

Cang urged local authorities and fronts at all levels to implement policies promoting unique culture of each ethnic group as well as improving their material and spiritual lives.

He suggested increasing education of young generations about the significant contributions of the ethnic groups to the city’s building and development over the past 42 years.

The official encouraged ethnic minority people to learn and follow the moral example of late President Ho Chi Minh and make more contributions to building HCM City as a civilised and modern city.-VNA