Ha Tinh celebrates 120th birth anniversary of first Party leader Tran Phu

The central province of Ha Tinh held a ceremony on April 17 to mark the 120th birth anniversary of Tran Phu, the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
At the ceremony
At the ceremony

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sent a basket of flowers to mark the event.

Attending the celebration were Politburo member Truong Thi Mai, Permanent member of the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Secretariat and Head of the PCC’s Organisation Commission; Politburo member, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics Nguyen Xuan Thang; former President Truong Tan Sang; former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung.

Addressing the ceremony, member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the Ha Tinh Provincial Party Committee Hoang Trung Dung recalled the life and career of comrade Tran Phu and his great contributions to the Party and people of Vietnam.

Although his revolutionary life was short, Tran Phu fulfilled and left numerous works to the Vietnamese Party and people, he noted, adding that the political thesis drafted by Tran Phu outlined the path for the Vietnamese revolution to today’s victory, which is an extremely precious legacy.

During his revolutionary life, Tran Phu always upheld the quality of revolutionary morality and infinite loyalty to the revolutionary cause of the Party, which, in turn, encouraged the revolutionary generations to overcome all difficulties to contribute to Vietnam’s revolutionary cause.

Tran Phu was born on May 1, 1904, in Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province, and his hometown was Tung Anh Commune, Duc Tho District, Ha Tinh Province.

He was elected as the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1930 when he was 26 years old. He made the first draft of the Party political thesis in 1930. He was arrested on April 18, 1931, and died on September 6 of the same year.