Power industry honors martyrs

09:00 | 01/08/2022 Companies

(VEN) - On the 75th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27), member units of Vietnam Electricity (EVN) offered incense in tribute to heroes and martyrs who gave their lives for peace and presented gifts to their families.

In addition to ensuring stable and safe power supply, EVN’s units have always demonstrated social responsibility. Each unit helps families in need, especially those of war invalids and martyrs living in the areas where they operate.

This year, EVN units beefed up such activities in order to contribute to the dissemination of revolutionary traditions, patriotism, national pride, and responsibility of party members and state employees.

Since June, EVN trade unions have been visiting families and revolution contributors in many localities. Specifically, the Power Transmission Company No.1 (PTC1) came to offer incense in memory of heroes and martyrs at Vi Xuyen National Martyrs Cemetery in Ha Giang Province; the Ninh Binh PC Trade Union visited and presented gifts to the Nho Quan Invalids Nursing Center in Ninh Binh Province.

At the Vietnam-Laos International Martyrs Cemetery (Anh Son District, Nghe An Province), a delegation of the Nghe An Power Company offered incense and expressed deep gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh, and commemorated nearly 11,000 martyrs who sacrificed themselves on international missions in Laos.

The Central Rural Electric Project Management Board held an incense offering ceremony at the Martyrs Cemetery in Da Nang City. The Southern Power Corporation and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Power Company also visited and presented gifts to 51 invalids in Long Dien District.

Under the directions of EVN’s Party Committee and the HCM Communist Youth Union of national-level state-owned enterprises, the Standing Committee of EVN’s Youth Union also organized a Gratitude Week from July 20-27. Members visited families and presented gifts, fixed lighting systems for heroic mothers and offered incense in Uncle Ho's hometown, Dong Loc Junction, and martyrs' cemeteries. EVN’s youth movement members also participated in repairs of stelas, memorials and cemeteries.

The Central Rural Electric Project Management Board offers incense at the martyrs’ cemetery in Da Nang City

In the war against the US alone, 131 officials and employees of the power industry in Quang Ninh, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Viet Tri, Uong Bi, Thac Ba, Vinh.. lost their lives, including 17 martyrs of the Vinh Power Plant, 13 staff of a very young age of the Viet Tri Power Plant. Two staff members of the Yen Phu Power Plant died at the boiler they were operating during the 12 days of the Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu air campaign at the end of 1972.

Pham Tiep