Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of schools for southern students

A ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of establishing the system of schools for southern students studying in the north was held on January 10 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of schools for southern students

The event was attended by former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and over 3,000 southern students, representing nearly 32,000 southern students who studied in the north.

Seven decades ago, immediately after the signing of the Geneva Accords, President Ho Chi Minh and the Party Central Committee decided to establish a system of schools in the north for students from the south.

Under the programme, 32,000 students from the south crossed the Truong Son range to the north to be educated by a golden generation of teachers and to become loyal children of the Party and people for the country’s future.

Speaking at the event, former Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh affirmed that establishing such schools was a highly significant policy, which not only reflected a strategic vision but also demonstrated the great sentiments of President Ho Chi Minh, the Party and the State for southern children.

Following the liberation of the south, these “red seeds” returned to the south and became a key force in building and strengthening the revolutionary government, with many becoming senior Party and State leaders as well as intellectuals and entrepreneurs with significant contributions to society.