Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan offered nearly 200 gifts to contributors to the nation’s revolution on July 12 in northern Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh provinces on the occasion of the upcoming War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).

The beneficiaries include heroic mothers, wounded ex-servicemen, war veterans, war invalids and relatives of martyrs from My Loc district in Nam Dinh province and from Yen Mo district, Ninh Binh province.

Addressing the ceremonies, Vice President Doan hailed their contributions and urged localities to pay more attention to families and individuals benefitting from social welfare policies and ensure no one slips through the cracks.

The same day, she also presented 200 scholarships to children of servicemen stationed on islands and border areas as well as impoverished students as part of the “Together to School”, co-funded by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC).

The programme has come to 61 cities and provinces, benefiting underprivileged kids with over 22 billion VND (1.1 million USD) since its launch in 2012.

Over 4 million children are in need of assistance, including 1.5 million orphaned, disabled and homeless.

In recent years, the NFVC has raised over 4 trillion VND (190 million USD) and offered aid to more than 28 million children.-VNA