On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the war invalids and martyrs’ Day (July 27th, 1947 – July 27th, 2018), in the evening of July 26th, 2018, at Son Tay cemetery in Son Tay town of Hanoi, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs cooperated with Ministry of Information and Communication and Vietnam National Television held the ceremony of presenting the certificates of recognition for the dedication and launching the Portal providing the information on martyrs and martyrs’ graves. Attending the event were the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Mr. Pham Minh Chinh - Head of the Party Central Committee Commission on Organization; Mr. Tran Thanh Man – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; Mr. Phan Dinh Trac - Head of Central Internal Affairs Commission; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thang - Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Chairman of the PCC’s Theoretical Council; Mr. Uong Chu Luu – Vice President of the National Assembly; Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Leaders from the ministries, sectors, Hanoi People’s Committee and the revolutionary contributors and families of martyrs.
Over the past 71 years, the Party, State and society have paid much attention to caring for martyrs’ families, wounded soldiers and revolutionary contributors. However, many martyrs have yet to be recognised, which remains a key task of the Party and State.
At the event, the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered incense to martyrs at Son Tay cemetery in Son Tay town of Hanoi to mark the 71st anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
Youths and people nationwide also lit candles and burnt incenses to pay tribute to martyrs at more than 3,000 martyrs’ cemeteries across the country, including those in Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Tri, Ha Giang, Dak Lak and Tay Ninh.
In a ceremony broadcast live on Vietnam National Television, the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission on Organisation Pham Minh Chinh presented certificates recognising the dedication of 30 martyrs’ families out of the 442 families receiving the certificate on this occasion.
The Prime Minister launched the Portal providing information of martyrs and martyrs’ graves at www.thongtinlietsi.gov.vn. Portal providing information of martyrs and martyrs’ graves was built by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Information and Communications.
Currently, about 200,000 martyrs’ remains have yet been laid to rest in cemeteries, while more than 300,000 other sets of remains are buried in cemeteries without full information.
So far, data on nearly 850,000 martyrs’ graves, or 95.6% of the total graves at more than 3,000 cemeteries across the country has been gathered and put online, making it easier for martyrs’ families to find the graves.
Addressing the event, the Government’s Leader expressed his deep gratitude towards Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, wounded and sick soldiers, families of martyrs and revolutionary contributors.
He said the devotion and sacrifice by older generations who died for the nation’s revolution will be remembered forever.
Prior to the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with leaders of Son Tay town to discuss the caring of revolutionary contributors in the locality.
He also visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi Teo, and the families of Dang Duc Thuan and Pham Van Y who were seriously wounded in war.