CULTURE/ART
Monday, Feb 20, 2012, Posted at: 15:44(GMT+7)
SGGP charity programme kicks off second phase

A gala ceremony to introduce the second phase of the SGGP charity programme ‘Sentimental Attachment for Truong Son Road’ will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on February 24.

The SGGP charity programme aims to help war heroes, war invalids, martyrs’ families, youth volunteers and the poor ethnic people that live along the provinces on Truong Son Road. During the resistance war against US invaders, the provinces along Truong Son suffered heavy losses and lost many human lives.

During the second phase of the charity programme, SGGP will build 800 houses for the poor, three commemorative temples, Truong Son Martyrs’ statues and offer scholarships to children of war martyrs.

In the first phase, SGGP built 683 houses in 14 cities and provinces nationwide, three local dispensaries, two commemorative temples, offered 1,330 scholarships and donated money to flood victims, spending a total of VND52 billion.

The gala ceremony will be broadcast live on HTV9 channel at 8.30 pm.

The event is being co-organised by Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper and VietinBank.

By B.Minh – Translated by Kim Khanh
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