President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hands over a portrait of President Ho Chi Minh to a child with cancer – Photo: HA QUAN
At the Presidential Palace this afternoon, November 19, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc met excellent students in the painting and literary contest “For a Vietnam that is certain to win” for children with cancer, cancer. dangerous, Agent Orange, disabled, disabled, autistic and orphans.
Sharing at the meeting, friend Do Thi Phuong Anh said November this year is very special because this is the time 18 years ago, Phuong Anh was abandoned by her parents in the bamboo bush at the top of the village. Then, you only have a single diaper soaked in the drain and your face is swollen from mosquito bites.
For the past 18 years, Phuong Anh has shed tears on her birthday and also the day people discovered it, November 16. But this year, tears of sadness turned into tears of happiness when she received the “Lion Heart” scholarship worth 1 billion VND from an international university in Vietnam. My joy doubled when I received the news that I had met President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
“This is an event I can’t forget. This is also a motivation for me to try my best,” Phuong Anh said with tears in her eyes.
Do Thi Phuong Anh told a story at the meeting with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc – Photo: HA QUAN
On this occasion, Phuong Anh expressed her reason for sending the letter “Future adoptive mothers” to the President in the hope that more mothers would come to the children’s villages run by mothers at the orphanage even though they had already passed away. old but no “new mother to replace”. The image of a child crying every night, making the “mother” over 60 years old stay awake, making Phuong Anh determined to send a letter to the contest “For a Vietnam that will surely win”.
At the meeting, there were many touching stories shared by young people with the President.
That is the orphan girl Nguyen Thi Hoang Oanh, who lost a leg in an accident, grew up in a poor working area in Ho Chi Minh City.
From the encouragement letter from the President, Hoang Oanh no longer had to sell lottery tickets to spend more time studying, from which she had the opportunity to submit a letter about her story to the contest “For a Vietnam”. Men all win.”
That’s Nguyen Vu Duy, suffering from a brain tumor, excellently won the prize with the painting “Superman Doctor” to send to the front lines against the epidemic…
Touched by the stories and talents of the children, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that the lesson of the children’s will is a common lesson for adults, no matter what the circumstances, they need to continue to rise up. .
“It was the children who, in their own adversity, overcame all difficulties, creating meaningful works of humanity for the community, helping to arouse and encourage the unyielding will in every Vietnamese so that we Let’s work together and have stronger faith to win the pandemic,” said President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Do not leave children alone
Through the exhibition “For a win-win Vietnam”, the President said that everyone would better understand and contribute to better protection of children’s rights, especially those in difficult and disadvantaged circumstances. The pictures and letters sent to the frontline against the epidemic have encouraged the spirit of fighting against the epidemic like fighting against the enemy in the past time and encouraging golden hearts for disadvantaged children.
“The spirit is not to leave anyone behind, not to let orphans or difficult children get lost and lonely in the midst of life,” noted President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
On this occasion, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested leaders of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to coordinate research to further expand the child care and support policy. children, especially children with special circumstances.
Right at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan said that the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, and Vietnam Social Insurance plan to put into law special regimes and policies for children. Children with serious diseases, priority treatment regime for children with difficult-to-treat diseases, high risk of death.