Programmes bring warm Tet to less fortunate people hinh anh 1Vice President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Truong Thi Ngoc Anh (R) presents gifts to residents in Phu Tho province.

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Truong Thi Ngoc Anh on February 2 presented 30 Tet gifts and 30 million VND (1,317 USD) in cash to impoverished households in Tam Nong district and Thanh Thuy district in the northern province of Phu Tho.

A line-up of benefactors like Vingroup and the Phu Tho chapter of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) supported the poor in Don Hung, Lam Thao, Phu Ninh and Ha Hoa districts with nearly 36 billion VND (1.58 million USD).

Charity programmes were held in the central province of Quang Tri by the provincial chapter of the VFF and many local organisations. Over 10,000 gifts, valued at 4.5 billion VND (197,550 USD), were given to the needy, Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims, disadvantaged people, orphans and families affected by natural calamities and those with special circumstances.

The “Spring in border area” programme was organised in Huong Viet commune, Huong Hoa district by the Quang Tri provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. The union gave 110 Tet gifts to disadvantaged children, policy beneficiary families, the deprived and border guards in Sen But and Cu Bai stations. In addition, free medical check-ups and medicines were provided for 500 local residents.

Some 1,000 children in the Gio Linh, Cam Lo and Hai Lang districts also received gifts from the Dasnet Charity Fund on February 2-3.

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak chapter of the VFF splashed out 320 million VND (14,048 USD) on 600 gifts for the impoverished influenced by natural disaster and ethnic people in Krong Bong, Lak and M’s Drak districts.

Under the programme “Tet for the poor and AO victims”, the local chapter of the Red Cross Society presented 24,000 Tet gifts to the needy.

In the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, nearly 100 Tet gifts were handed to local heroic mothers and families of those who rendered services to the country.

Also, a festival featuring various art performances were held for children with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City on the threshold of Tet holiday.

Meanwhile, free bus tickets, Tet gifts and year-end bonuses were given to disadvantaged workers in the northern province of Ha Nam, the central province of Binh Dinh, the central province of Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.-VNA