The event is hosted by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in coordination with Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper, and Vietnam Television.
It is among the major activities planned by MOLISA to mark the 73rd anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27, 1947-2020).
The plan also includes an incense offering at the Monument to War Heroes and Martyrs, and the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum on the morning of July 27.
In addition, incense offering and candle lighting will be held across the country at 8pm on July 26 to commemorate fallen soldiers.
Gatherings are also being held to show gratitude to national contributors, as well as seminars, workshops, and cultural events popularising the Party’s guidelines and the State’s laws and policies on caring for wounded and fallen soldiers and revolutionary contributors.
Gifts will be presented to the families of policy beneficiaries and revolutionary contributors on the occasion.
In July of last year, a gathering was held in Hanoi in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to honour 500 seriously injured war veterans, who represented the 1.2 million war invalids across the nation, including more than 12,000 with serious injuries.
Despite losing at least 81% of their capability to work due to war injuries, all the war invalids have made exceptional efforts to overcome difficulties and continue contributing to society.