This is an activity of profound political, social and humanistic significance which is aimed to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Agent Orange disaster in Vietnam (August 10, 1961 - August 10, 2022), the 75th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947-July 27, 2022) and in response to Vietnam Day for Victims of Agent Orange (August 10).
Those who attended and cut the grand opening ceremonial ribbon include Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, former member of the Party Central Committee, former Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chairman of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxins; Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. U Huan, alternative member of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Internal Affairs Commission of the Provincial Party Committee; Nguyen Huu Thap, Vice Chairman of Kon Tum Provincial People's Committee; Senior Colonel Pham Cong Huu, Deputy Political Commissar of the Chemical Corps; Senior Colonel, Le Dinh Vu, Chief of Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for overcoming the consequences of bombs and mines and toxic chemicals after the war in Vietnam; representatives of the leaders of 3rd Army Corps, the 15th Army Corps and other departments, branches, and units of the Armed Forces of Kon Tum province...
|Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Rinh speaks at the exhibition
Nearly 400 images, documents and artifacts has been introduced in this exhibition under the themes of Agent Orange disaster and Agent Orange pain; Vietnam overcomes the consequences of chemical warfare; Activities of VAVA and its journey to demand justice for victims of Agent Orange; The examples of overcoming difficulties, the "Golden Hearts" for the victims of Agent Orange; Kon Tum Province overcomes the Agent Orange disaster, takes care and helps Agent Orange victims and operations the Kon Tum Provincial Association; "Gratitude repayment" activities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs' Day.
The exhibition is aimed to bring a deeper insight to people and soldiers nationwide, overseas Vietnamese and international friends into the consequences of toxic chemicals/dioxins on the environment and people’s health; the efforts of the Party, the State, the Army, VAVA, Kon Tum province, and departments, ministries, branches, agencies and mass organisations; the participation of the whole society and the support of international friends in overcoming the consequences of toxic chemicals/dioxins after war and taking care as well as helping the victims; the efforts of the victims to overcome difficulties to integrate into the community. Another goal of the exhibition is to call on people from all walks of life, overseas Vietnamese and international friends to join hands to alleviate the pain of Agent Orange, stay united in the fight against the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, support the struggle for justice for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/dioxins.
On this occasion, VAVA, the 15th Army Corps, the 3rd Army Corps, the Chemical Corps, the War Remnants Museum, Kon Tum General Trading Joint Stock Company, the Kon Tum Provincial Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin and other agencies, units, and businesses... presented gratitude houses, gifts to Agent Orange victims and their families, and donated the Kon Tum Provincial Fund for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin nearly 650 million VND. In particular, VAVA donated 2 gratitude houses worth 100 million VND; Army Corps 15 donated 2 houses worth 140 million VND; agencies and units presented 350 gifts and cash, totaling 210 million VND; Sa Thay Rubber Joint Stock Company donated 30 million VND; the Chemical Corps donated 20 million VND. In addition, over 40 agencies, units and businesses... have transferred nearly 150 million VND to Kon Tum Provincial Fund for Victims of Agent Orange.