Addressing the event, Member of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan Newspaper Le Quoc Minh said that the tradition of “good leaves protect torn leaves” has become a noble human value throughout the country’s history.
He emphasised that Nhan Dan Newspaper, with the mission of being the official voice of the Party, State and people, has always actively participated in many social activities, including the establishment of the Vietnamese Seed Fund in a bid to make contributions to social security and community development.
With the contribution of many organisations and benefactors, the Vietnamese Seed Fund has presented thousands of scholarships and dozens of houses to many disadvantaged people.
The 90-minute programme featured an elaborately choreographed art space, with songs and dance on the Party, the spring, the love for the country and the spirit of solidarity and compassion.
An art performance at the event
The programme also included emotional reports documenting the hard lives of needy families, lonely elderly people, and teachers and students in the mountainous regions, conveying messages on the mutual affection and sharing of the Vietnamese people.
At the event, 12 houses worth 100 million VND each were presented to policy beneficiary families, poor households and families damaged by natural disasters in the past year.
Gifts presented to policy beneficiary families and poor households
In addition, 21 passbook savings accounts worth 20 million VND each were granted to needy teachers in mountainous areas and needy students. 20 scholarships worth 5 million VND each were given to disadvantaged students to encourage them to overcome difficulties to pursue their study.
Le Quoc Minh, who is also Deputy Head of the PCC Commission for Communication and Education as well as Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association, also expressed his thanks to sponsors of the programmes and the fund.
The programme was held under the sponsorship of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Vietcombank, Agribank, MB, Nam A Bank, KN Cam Ranh Co., Ltd., and PetroVietnam.