Leaders of Nghe An province express their gratitude towards individuals and organizations that have contributed to help the poor on the occasion of Lunar New Year 2023. Photo: Thanh Duy
On January 3, the Provincial Party Committee, People's Committee and Fatherland Front organized the program“Tet for the poor - Quy Mao Spring 2023” with the theme "Warm Tet - compatriot bonds".
Over 10 years of implementing the program, Nghe An has raised more than VND 589 billion to bring Tet to hundreds of thousands of poor households. Particularly, for Tet in 2022, the province has mobilized more than VND 126 billion, given gifts to more than 66,000 poor households, more than 120,000 near-poor households, policy families, social protection beneficiaries.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Nguyen Duc Trung - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee expressed deep gratitude for the meaningful activities of organizations, individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and people, making practical and effective contributions to social security activities in general and supporting the poor in particular during the past time.
Responding to the letter of the Provincial Party Secretary, many agencies, units, businesses, entrepreneurs and philanthropists have enthusiastically contributed and supported the poor to celebrate Tet. In the difficult conditions of 2022, the above contribution is even more meaningful, showing a noble gesture and respectable kindness.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee affirmed that, each gift regardless of its value will contribute to help anyone among the poor to enjoy Tet, ensure that "no one is left behind" and celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023 together in a warm and happy manner.
He called on all levels, sectors, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, organizations and individuals to continue promoting Vietnamese tradition to help the poor and vulnerable with the spirit of "Joining hands for the poor - Leaving no one behind", especially on the occasion of Tet holiday.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Trung also wished that poor would further promote the will of self-reliance, work harder and desire to escape of poverty in a sustainable way.
According to a brief calculation from the program’s organizers, as of 10pm of January 3, the sum of money that agencies, units, businesses, organizations, philanthropists, etc. support and register to support "Tet for the poor - Quy Mao Spring 2023" is more than VND 131.8 billion.