09:26 | 29/06/2016 Society
Ethnic and religious work was carried out effectively during the first half of this year, according to the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Thao Xuan Sung, deputy head of the commission, reported at a conference in Hue city, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on June 28 that Party and State policies towards ethnic minority groups have proven fruitful.
New-style rural area building, poverty reduction and social welfare in ethnic minority-inhabited areas received due attention, he said, adding that efforts were made to ensure the normal practice of religions as well as political security and social order and safety in these localities.
Sung noted that up to 86 out of 496 newly-elected deputies to the 14 th National Assembly belong to ethnic minority groups, up 1.7 percent against the figure recorded in the previous tenure.
The religions coordinated with the Fatherland Front at different levels to encourage their followers to go to the polls, significantly contributing to the success of the election of deputies to the 14 th legislature and all-level People’s Councils which took place last May.
Religious associations also enthusiastically responded to patriotic movements and partook in social activities.
The commission aims to improve its performance in the mass mobilisation work among ethnic minority groups and revamp the operation of the Fatherland Front and organisations in the ethnic minority-inhabited areas, Sung said./.