|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a meeting with revolutionary contributors and their relatives to mark War Invalids and Martyrs Day, July 27, 2021.
Vietnam has acknowledged approximately 9.2 million national contributors, nearly 10% of its population. Among them, thousands of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers are being taken care of by the Party and State. Vietnam has fine-tuned its policies to better care for social beneficiaries.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said: “The Party and State have always paid attention to caring for war invalids and others who have rendered service to the nation, not just on War Invalids and Martyrs Day. The government has implemented the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and a Party Secretariat Directive on national contributors and social beneficiaries, and has fine-tuned policies to show its gratitude to those who have rendered service to the nation and to social beneficiary families.”
Organizations, businesses, and private benefactors have supported Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, adopted children of war invalids and martyrs, and given scholarships to children of social beneficiary families.
Campaigns to build charity houses, raise a gratitude fund, and organize groups of war invalids to help each other and locate missing comrades have produced good results. The State and private donors have contributed millions of dollars to help national contributors and build houses for social beneficiary families. Heroic Mother Vo Thi Tu of Quang Nam province received one of the ‘gratitude houses’.
“I used to live alone in a small house roofed with corrugated iron sheets. Now I have a bigger house and my grandchildren come to stay with me. I’m very happy and grateful for the State and organizations’ help,” mother Tu said.
Even when the economy is in a difficult period, the government has ensured that national contributors enjoy living conditions at least equal to the local average. Taking care of revolutionary contributors is a Vietnamese tradition and the responsibility of every person in society.