Scholarships, gifts given to people in need ahead of Tet hinh anh 1The Vietnam Red Cross Society presents gifts to impoverished people and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims ahead of Tet holiday. (Photo: VOV)

Hanoi (VNA) - Scholarships and gifts have been presented to impoverished and ethnic people across the country to bring them a warm Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) holiday.

The Vietnam Red Cross Society on January 26 allocated 6.57 billion VND (289,000 USD) for its chapters cross the country to aid poor families and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims ahead of Tet holiday.

The Red Cross Society plans to present at least two millions gift packages to help the disadvantaged households enjoy Tet.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee presented scholarships and gifts, including clothes and blankets, to impoverished ethnic students and families in the border districts of Trung Khanh and Ha Lang in northern Cao Bang province in a programme entitled “Spring at border 2018.”

They also brought a warm spring to border guards at Thi Hoa Border Guard Station with gifts and art performances.

“Spring at border 2018” continued to take place in Ha Quang district of northern Cao Bang province on January 27.

Also, the Vietnam Youth Federation’s chapter in Hung Yen province provided free medical examinations for 200 policy beneficiaries in Da Loc commune, An Thi district.

Twenty gifts, each worth 1 million VND (44 USD), were given to disadvantaged families in the locality.-VNA