15:24 | 14/01/2017 Economy- Society
A delegation from the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) led by its Honorary President and former State President Truong Tan Sang on January 11 visited and presented 100 gifts worth around VND1 million each to the poor and victims and Agent Orange/dioxin in Lang Son and Cao Bang Provinces on the occasion of the upcoming Tet (lunar New Year) festival.
A total of 200 breeding cows were also presented to poor households in Tra Linh District, Cao Bang Province.
Lang Son’s provincial Red Cross Association coordinated with volunteer doctors to provide free health check-ups and medicines to 600 locals, also providing them with instructions to prevent common diseases.
The same day, Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of PCC Commission of Mass Mobilisation joined leaders and officials of the VRCS and Lam Dong Province to deliver 115 Tet gifts worth VND57.5 million in total to underprivileged people, ethnic minority people and AO victims in the locality.
While conveying her best wishes for a happy and warm Tet holiday to the recipients, Politburo member Mai encouraged them to overcome difficulties and improve their production activities and their living conditions.
The delegation also handed over twelve televisions to SOS Children’s Village in Da Lat and VND50 million and twenty boxes of milk to Lam Dong’s provincial social work centre.
In Da Nang, 3,870 gifts worth nearly VND2 billion in total were granted to disadvantaged people in seven districts at a programme held yesterday by the city’s Fatherland Front Committee.
Businesses and social organisations in Ca Mau, Thua Thien–Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Nam Provinces have also donated gifts to impoverished citizens before Tet.