Local authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Long An presented the state title of Vietnamese Heroic Mother to 169 late mothers for their sacrifices in the cause of national independence in Tan Thanh district and Tan An City on January 27.

The recognition was on the occasion of the 85 th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Communist Party on February 3.

The Party, State and entire nation have always respected and honoured those who have made valuable contributions to the home land, said Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Hoang Van Lien at the ceremony.

Local authorities will do their utmost to help the mothers’ and martyrs’ families maximise their benefits from social welfare policies, he added.

Historically, the province has granted the title to 838 mothers, 42 of whom are still alive.

Across the country, more than 59,000 women have been recognised as Heroic Mothers.-VNA