A girl with traditional Mid-Autumn toys (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A charitable art programme, themed “Sympathy and Love”, was held in Hanoi on October 1 by the Fund for Vietnamese Children with Disabilities on the occasion of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.

Speaking at the event, priest Phan Khac Tu, Vice Chairman of the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics, said that over the past years, the Party, State and community have paid special attention to vulnerable groups, including children with disabilities.

Numerous policies such as the Child Law and the Law on Persons with Disabilities have assisted unlucky children, he stated.

The programme aimed to honour collectives and individuals who have made great contributions to the child protection, care and education, including children with disabilities or Agent Orange/dioxin victims, he added.

On this occasion, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presented nearly 100 Mid-Autumn fest gifts to disabled children who are living in difficulty.

Earlier as part of the programme, nearly 1,000 presents had been granted to children at disabled children care centres in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang city and Ha Tinh province in the central region.

On the same day, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a live TV programme for children on the Full Moon festival.

The programme, the 10th of its kind, is held annually on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival aiming to create a playing ground for children nationwide.

At the event, gifts were presented to 300 orphans, children with disabilities and those living in difficult circumstances.-VNA