President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birth anniversary commemorated nationwide

Monday, 2020-05-18 10:19:11
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The art programme held by the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) features beautiful songs praising President Ho Chi Minh and his great devotion to the nation. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO – The national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam (VOV) organised an art programme in Hanoi on the evening of May 17 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birth (May 19, 1890-2020).

Among the attendants was Tong Thi Phong, Politburo member and Standing Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly.

The event featured moving stories from guests recalling the life and revolutionary cause of Uncle Ho, as well as beautiful songs praising the late leader, thus expressing the entire nation’s infinitive respect and gratitude for his great sacrifices and devotion.

* A monument of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated in the northern province of Nam Dinh on May 17.

The monument is located at the most solemn venue on the campus of the headquarters of the Nam Dinh Provincial Police in Nam Dinh City, covering an area of nearly 400 square metres. It features a statue depicting Uncle Ho in his familiar khaki outfit with an upright position. The statue weighs over 5.5 tonnes, measuring 3.9 metres in height, and is firmly placed on a 3.6-metre high platform.

Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the monument of President Ho Chi Minh.

According to a Nam Dinh Police representative, work started on the monument on December 27, 2019, at a total cost of more than VND5 billion (US$214,395), donated by the unit’s officers and soldiers as well as collectives and individuals across the province.

After the inaugural ceremony, delegates offered flowers and incense to pay tribute and respect to President Ho Chi Minh.

* The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) held a workshop in Hanoi on May 17 to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh.

At the event, delegates focused on discussing and sharing valuable experiences of exemplary trade union officials in practical activities at all levels in terms of studying and following Uncle Ho’s lifestyle.

* In celebration of the late President’s birth anniversary, the Ho Chi Minh City authorities launched a tree planting campaign on Sunday, during which the municipal leaders requested that each unit in the city implement at least one green development work with suitable forms in 2020.

Officials, public servants, soldiers and residents in HCM City were encouraged to keep the environment clean, participate in planting green trees and develop green aspects in their families, residences and working places.

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (C) and delegates plant green trees in the campus of the University of Economics and Law. (Photo:

Immediately after the launching ceremony, Politburo member and Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan and delegates planted more than 250 green trees in the campus of the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University-HCM City.

On November 28, 1959, President Ho Chi Minh wrote an article which was published on Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, stressing the significance of tree planting to each person, family and the entire nation. It has since become an annual festival of the Vietnamese at the beginning of each Lunar New Year.

* The quintessence of President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality and lifestyle was the focus of a symposium held by the scientific council of the Tri Viet Institute at the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) on May 17.

Within the discussion, presentations were made on issues such as the harmony of the late leader’s ideology and style as well as his thoughts on public health care, religions, culture, and mass mobilisation.

* Also on May 17, the Ho Chi Minh Museum’s branch in the central province of Binh Thuan opened an exhibition that spotlighted President Ho Chi Minh’s activities at the Duc Thanh School, where he worked as a teacher before leaving the country to seek ways for national salvation.

On display were nearly 200 paintings and photos of the leader, along with important documents in his life and career. The exhibition also introduced role models in the studying and following of President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality and lifestyle in Binh Thuan province.

* On the morning of May 17, the Youth Union and the Youth Federation of Hai Duong province organised a voluntary programme for public health themed “Young physicians follow Uncle Ho’s teachings” in Kinh Mon town.

Young doctors provide free medical checkups for local people.

Young doctors presented gifts and offered free medical checkups and medicines to 200 national contributors, disadvantaged people and ex-youth volunteers in the wards of Hiep Son, Pham Thai and An Luu.

* On Sunday, the Ben Tre provincial Party Committee held a ceremony to review the four-year implementation of the Politburo’s Directive 05 on accelerating the studying and following of President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality and lifestyle.

On the occasion, the province presented certificates of merit to five collectives and nine individuals with outstanding performance in studying and following Uncle Ho’s ideology, morality and lifestyle during 2018-2020.