National devotees well cared for spiritually and materially

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(VOVWORLD) - Taking care of national devotees demonstrates Vietnam’s noble moral "Drink water, remember the source" and a humane policy of the Party and State for those who made sacrifices for national reunification.  

National devotees well cared for spiritually and materially  - ảnh 1  Military officers present gifts to a policy beneficiary household. (Photo: VOV)

Returning home after a 5-day rest at the Dak Lak provincial Nursery Center for National Devotees, Y Sieng Nie, a veteran of lak district, told VOV that he had an enjoyable time there and were well cared for.

“Veterans come to the center from all over - Nghe An province, Soc Trang province, and Dak Lak province. We sang together, had fun, singing every night, and remembered the past. At daytime, we went out around Buon Ma Thuot city,” Y Sieng Nie recalled.

Y Muc Lieng, the son of veteran Y Hien Ong of Lak district, said his father's morale and health have much improved thanks to living in a new house.

“My father contributed to the revolution and now receives an allowance of 130 USD a month. The state gave him an additional 2,200 USD to build a house. Thanks to the state's financial support, he is better cared for,” said Y Muc Lieng.

Y Sieng Nie and Y Hien Ong are two of more than 45,000 national devotees in Dak Lak province. 10,000 of them receive a monthly allowance. This year alone, 400 national devotees have had a rest at a nursing center or went sightseeing. The provincial administration has also visited and presented gifts to national devotees on the occasion of War Invalids and Martyrs Day, July 27.

Nguyen Quang Thuan, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said Dak Lak will focus resources on eliminating poverty among policy beneficiary families and national devotees.

“Our goal is to build houses for all disadvantaged beneficiary households by the end of next year. We will give those who are no longer of working age or have no means of production a monthly allowance,” said Thuan.

National devotees well cared for spiritually and materially  - ảnh 2A policy beneficiary household receives a new house. (Photo: VOV)

Over the past 3 years, the Lai Chau provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has paid monthly or one-time allowances to nearly half of the 8,000 national devotees and has built or repaired more than 30 houses for them.

The local government and mass organizations have organized health check-ups and health care for sick war invalids, visited and presented gifts to the relatives of martyrs, and upgraded or repaired monuments to martyrs.

Vu Thi Thuy, Deputy Head of the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs section of Lai Chau city, said that the agency has implemented policies of nursing, health insurance, support, and visits to national devotees.

“Every year on July 27 and at the Lunar New Year holiday, the municipal administration visits and presents gifts to these people,” said Thuy.

Nguyen Duc Son, a wounded soldier in Quyet Thang ward, Lai Chau city, said, “The local authorities are very considerate of us. I’m satisfied, and I try to deserve the honor being Uncle Ho's soldier, and be a useful citizen.”

Tran Do Cong, Deputy Director of Lai Chau’s Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said many localities have mobilized the participation of the community to set up a resource to care for national devotees.

“We continue to work closely with agencies and localities to promote the movement to mobilize people to participate in the Gratitude Fund and other social resources to care for the material and spiritual life of national devotees,” said Cong.

“We’ll integrate socio-economic development policies, national target programs on poverty reduction, and new-style rural building programs to help national devotees and their relatives participate in vocational training and find jobs.”