Ho Chi Minh City marks 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s departure for national salvation

Saturday, 2021-06-05 16:51:25
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Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen delivering his speech at the anniversary ceremony
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NDO - Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on June 4 to mark the 110th anniversary of Uncle Ho leaving Vietnam to seek ways to save the nation, which was then ruled by the French.

Prior to the ceremony, a delegation headed by the city’s Party chief Nguyen Van Nen offered incense and flowers to President Ho Chi Minh at a museum dedicated to him.

Within his speech, Nen recalled the life of Uncle Ho and stated that he travelled to many places in Vietnam and abroad throughout his entire life, but Saigon is where he left a profound imprint.

Exactly 110 years ago, he left the Nha Rong Wharf on a French ship called Amiral Latouche-Tréville to begin his journey around the world in the search of a means to liberate Vietnam from French colonialism.

Nen said that from when he left the city until his passing, Uncle Ho felt a strong desire to return to visit his compatriots, soldiers and cadres in the southern region.

The municipal Party chief affirmed that 45 years after being renamed after Uncle Ho, Ho Chi Minh City has undergone remarkable transformations on the path of development, becoming a dynamic and innovative city.

He added that building on its revolutionary tradition, the city’s government and people will join hands to make the city wealthier and more beautiful in order to be worthy of the name Ho Chi Minh.

After the anniversary ceremony, delegates attended an exhibition entitled “From Nha Rong Wharf to Ba Dinh Square”, featuring more than 200 photos and documents about President Ho Chi Minh’s enormous contributions to the nation.

With three parts, the exhibition chronicles President Ho Chi Minh’s 30-year journey to seek the means to achieve national salvation (1911-1941), his leadership during the struggle for national independence, construction and defence (1941-1969), and his legacy for the Vietnamese country and people.

The photo exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh