The title ‘heroic Vietnamese mother’ was bestowed upon 317 elderly women in the northern province of Nam Dinh on September 25, in honour of their sacrifices to the struggle for national liberation.

Of the awardees, only 123 are still alive. All of them lost their husbands and children during the war.
Since 1994, over 1,240 women have been recognised as heroic mothers, many posthumously.

This year, Nam Dinh spent 5.6 billion VND (267,000 USD) on providing medical care for the province’s heroic mothers.

The same day, in the northern province of Hoa Binh, the title ‘Heroic Vietnamese mother’ was presented to 48 elderly women, bringing the awardees to 113.-VNA