At the ceremony, State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan emphasised that the honoured collectives and individuals have overcome countless difficulties in their production and lives to achieve socio-economic gains, greatly contributing to national construction and defence.
State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan addressing the ceremony
She said that they have demonstrated strong enthusiasm, a high sense of career responsibility, and upheld the spirit of solidarity in patriotic movements in various fields, to bring success to the country over the years.
Dang Ngoc Tung, president of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, said that over the past nine years, the Vietnam Glory programme has honoured more than 100 exemplary individuals and collectives who excel in all aspects of life, from national defence and security to production.
This programme has attracted the attention of people nationwide and made a fine impression on society, he said.
During the event, the audience held exchanges with exemplary role models such as colonel and labour hero, Nguyen Dang Giap, general director of Corporation 36 under the Ministry of Defence, who has helped his company overcome difficulties and contribute to society; deputy director general of the Radio Frequency Management Administration, Le Van Tuan, whose company succeeded in launching the satellites VINASAT-1, VINASAT-2 and VNRED SAT-1 into orbit; Le Van Duoc, a 9th grade student from the central province of Nghe An, who bravely rescued five children from drowning; and especially 70-year-old labour hero Huynh Van Cang, a war invalid from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, who has raised hundreds of billions of VND from organisations and individuals across the country to support poor patients, disabled people and disadvantaged children.
This is the tenth time the “Vietnam Glory” programme has been organised by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, the Central Council for Emulation and Reward, Lao Dong (labour) Newspaper and Vietnam Television.