(VOVworld) – Various activities have been held both at home and abroad to remember President Ho Chi Minh on his 125th birthday, May 19th.
A ceremony to offer incense and floral wreaths was held at the Ho Chi Minh museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai offered incense at the Ho Chi Minh museum (photo:thethaovanhoa.vn)
Vietnam Television and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management Board co-organized a live video conference Monday entitled “Ambitions of President Ho Chi Minh”. Broadcast live in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and Hoang Tru village in Nghe An province, the program highlighted the ambitions of the President and his journey abroad for national salvation.
A number of art activities were held in Hanoi to pay tribute to the President. A special exhibit featuring 125 photos and artifacts about Uncle Ho was held in Hanoi.
The Nghe An provincial museum opened exhibits themed “President Ho Chi Minh forever stays in the heart of Vietnamese citizens and international friends” and “Nghe An, the hero in the Ho Chi Minh era”. 500 documents and items on display teach visitors about Uncle Ho’s moral example and his revolutionary career.
Celebrations also took place abroad. An international seminar was held at Russia’s Saint Petersburg State University on Monday. Vietnamese and Russian scientists gave speeches on the historical role of President Ho Chi Minh.
A special art exchange involving Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand was held Monday in the Thai province of Nakhon Phanom. The event provided an opportunity for delegates to meet, enhance mutual understanding, and learn more about the revolutionary activities of President Ho Chi Minh in Laos and Thailand during the 1928-1929 period.
A web portal at hochiminh.vn was launched featuring information and stories about President Ho Chi Minh. The materials in Vietnamese and English are divided into different categories detailing his revolutionary career, moral example, pictures, videos, audio files, and a 3D museum.
Addressing the launch ceremony, Dinh The Huynh, head of the Party Central Committee's Communication and Education Commission, said: "I call on functional agencies of the Party’s Secretariat and the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper to work more closely to strengthen monitoring, editing, and management to ensure accurate information and make the portal a reliable source for spreading the President’s thoughts and moral example."
Tram pagoda, where President Ho Chi Minh read a poem to wish a Happy New Year to Vietnamese soldiers and people at home and abroad on New Year’s Eve in 1947
Also on Tuesday, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) held a celebration at Tram pagoda at Hanoi’s outlying district of Chuong My. The historical relic site is closely linked to President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary career.Tran Vu Lam, Chairman of the Chuong My People’s Committee, said: "Early on the morning of December 20, 1946, VOV broadcast President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal for national resistance against the French colonialists: “We'd rather sacrifice everything than to lose our country and be enslaved.” On New Year’s Eve in 1947, it was in Tram pagoda where President Ho Chi Minh read a poem to wish a Happy New Year to Vietnamese soldiers and people at home and abroad."