At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in Hanoi on December 26 to present certificates honouring the service and contributions of 672 fallen soldiers to their family members.

Addressing the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan praised the great contributions made by war martyrs, wounded and sick soldiers, and their families to the cause of national revolution and defence, affirming that the Party and State always pay great attention to the relevant affairs.

She asked the agencies covering labour, invalids and social affairs to continue perfecting relevant policies, towards better taking care of those who rendered services to the country.

According to MoLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, up to 9 million people have so far been recognised as revolutionary contributors, including 1.2 million war martyrs, 127,000 heroic mothers, and 800,000 wounded and sick soldiers.

However, a large number of revolutionary contributors have yet to be recognised as they failed to accomplish related paperwork for losing required documents and other reasons, he noted.

Among the 672 martyrs honoured on this occasion, 148 died during the anti-French resistance war more than 70 years ago.

Previously, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs' Day in July, certificates of this kind were handed over to relatives of 498 fallen soldiers. -VNA