The ceremony was attended by Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, city leaders, and 500 children representing more than 1.9 million living in the capital.
According to Vu Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi City People's Committee, the Action Month for Children is one of Hanoi's action programs to concretize Uncle Ho's teaching, "For the sake of ten years, we cultivate trees; for the sake of a hundred years, we cultivate people."
"For years, Hanoi has always focused on implementing policies related to the protection, care, and education of children, especially children with special circumstances in the area," she said.
She also called on Hanoi residents to enthusiastically respond to the Hanoi 2023 Action Month for Children with concrete, practical, and meaningful deeds for children.
Nguyen Thi Ha (left), Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and Nguyen Thi Tuyen (right), Standing Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, present gifts and bicycles to Hanoian children. Photo: Pham Hung/ The Hanoi Times
These vulnerable children need the help of both local authorities and society, of which family, school, and community are the three "main pillars," according to Ha.
On occasion, the Hanoi People's Committee issued the "Action Plan for Children 2023" with nine content groups and 17 tasks, urging authorities in Hanoi's districts and towns to effectively implement it before, during, and after the "Action Month for Children" event.
"The municipal authorities must ensure that 100% of children with special needs receive care, support, and gifts on International Children's Day, which falls on June 1," she added.
In addition, at the launch ceremony of Action Month for Children in Hanoi 2023, leaders of the central government, Hanoi and Hoan Kiem District handed over 25 bicycles and gifts, as well as 40 scholarships to disadvantaged children with good academic performance in the past school year, and 150 scholarships and gifts to children living in orphanages in Hanoi City.