A ceremony at the Friendship Cultural Palace was held in Hanoi to honour 1,002 individuals who have made great contributions to the capital city. On the occasion, ten people were awarded the title “outstanding citizens of the city”.
The event, one of the activities to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation (October 10, 1954 – 2012), was attended by Politburo members Dinh The Huynh, who is also Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC Commission for Communication and Education; Pham Quang Nghi, Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee; and Nguyen The Thao, member of the CPVCC and Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee; along with representatives from ministries and sectors.
Hanoi will continue to launch emulation movements in 2013, including those for promoting economic and social causes, boosting national defence and security, creating a civilised lifestyle, practising thrift, and fighting corruption and wastefulness. It will also focus on implementing the Party’s resolution on Party building in order to facilitate positive changes in the political ideology and actions of all Party officials and members, said Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee.
Ha Thi Vinh, General Director of Quang Vinh company in the Bat Trang craft village in Hanoi’s outlying district of Gia Lam, expressed her pleasure at receiving the award and pledged to do her best for the community and the homeland.
At the award ceremony, Politburo member Dinh The Huynh congratulated the ten outstanding Hanoi citizens and 1,002 good deeds honoured at the ceremony and praised their significant contributions to the capital’s development. He also spoke highly of efforts made by Hanoi authorities and residents who have participated actively in emulation movements over the past 20 years. Politburo member Huynh asked the city to identify its objectives and devise measures to make the emulation movements more effective, and create breakthroughs in public administrative reform, in addition to accelerating the fight against corruption and wastefulness, and ensuring political security and social order.
Since it was launched in 1992, the “good people and good deeds” movement has played an important role in encouraging people to contribute to the society. Tens of thousands of outstanding citizens have been honoured for their good deeds so far.