“Vietnam – Khat vong binh yen” (Vietnam – Desire for peace) programme was held on October 31 night to honour the contributions and sacrifice by collectives, individuals, especially those working on the frontline such as medical workers and Trade Union officials, in the country’s COVID-19 fight.
The programme was held with joint efforts of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), the Ministry of Health, and the Vietnam Television.
Addressing the event, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Bui Thi Minh Hoai underscored that the programme provides a chance to affirm the sound leadership and directions of the Party and State and highlight efforts of the whole political system and people of Vietnam in pushing back the pandemic.
Along with honouring the sacrifice, initiatives and creativity as well as the determination of people involving in the fight, the programme also affirmed the role that the Trade Union has played in supporting businesses and the Government at all levels in COVID-19 prevention and control and economic development, said Hoai.
For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that the COVID-19 outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City had caused severe overload of the city medical system with a workload ten times compared to the normal situation. All forces have been mobilised to extinguish the pandemic, he noted.
The Deputy PM underlined that variants of SARS-CoV-2 are developing in an unpredictable manner, therefore, all people should raise their awareness of the pandemic and strictly implement the Ministry of Health’s 5K message. The Government is working hard to get all people aging from 18 years old fully vaccinated against COVID-91, he said.
In order to encourage all people to promote solidarity and mutual support to overcome all difficulties and contribute to the victory over COVID-19, completing the “dual targets” given by the Party and State, the VGCL has launched the “Melodies in the frontline” song composing contest and another for video clips on “Unforgettable moments”.
Three second, six third and 12 consolidate prizes, along with five thematic prizes were presented to winners of the “Melodies in the frontline” competition. The prize-wining works were performed during the programme.
Meanwhile, the “Unforgettable moments” contest honoured 16 outstanding individuals and five collectives.
At the programme, representatives from the Party, State and the organising board also presented rewards to Trade Union officials and medical workes who have made great contributions to COVID-19 prevention and control activities so far.