Party General Secretary and President extends congratulations on 70th anniversary of the First Issue of Nhan Dan Newspaper

Thursday, 2021-03-11 17:21:36
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Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong
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NDO – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has issued a congratulatory letter on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the First Issue of Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper (March 11, 1951 - 2021). The full text of the letter is as follows:

“Dear comrades,

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the First Issue of Nhan Dan Newspaper - the Central Organ of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Voice of the Party, State and People of Vietnam (March 11, 1951 - 2021), I cordially send my dearest regards and best wishes to the Editorial Board and all editors, reporters, collaborators and employees of Nhan Dan Newspaper throughout all periods.

Over 70 years of construction and development since its first issue, Nhan Dan Newspaper has exerted great efforts and developed across all aspects, with many high-quality publications and well-known journalists well appreciated by readers. Following the glorious cause of newspapers namely Thanh Nien (Youth), Tranh Dau (Fighting), Co Giai Phong (Liberation Flag), Su That (Truth), Nhan Dan deserves its position as a leading newspaper in the revolutionary journalism of the country, always accompanying the glorious path of the Party and the nation, and together with domestic press agencies , making an important contribution to fulfilling the responsibility of the Vietnamese revolutionary press. From initially a print newspaper, Nhan Dan now has a number of publications across various types of media: both printed and online newspapers, a television channel, and a documentary and cinema studio, moving towards full multimedia integration in accordance with the Press plan towards 2025.

Nhan Dan’s publications together with the national press system, have made many important contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of our Party and people, especially on the ideological and political theoretical fronts; always actively encouraging new and progressive factors; while at the same time resolutely fighting against and criticising negative phenomena and corruption, contributing to building the Party and a clean and strong political system; resolutely exposing the sinister plots of hostile forces, protecting the Party’s ideological foundation, consolidating confidence and strengthening the great national unity bloc. In all conditions, Nhan Dan Newspaper’s staff has constantly exerted efforts and overcome all difficulties and challenges, created revolutionary journalistic works imbued with the full breath of life and fighting capacity, becoming more and more attractive to readers. The Newspaper’s publications are a bridge bringing the Party's guidelines and the State's policies and laws to the people; while at the same time reflecting people’s opinions and aspirations, and playing an important role as an information channel for the Party and State to increasingly complete the assigned tasks of national construction and development.

The fact that Nhan Dan Newspaper has received such noble awards such as the “Gold Star Order”, “Ho Chi Minh Order” (twice), the title of Hero of People’s Armed Forces, the title of “Hero of Labour in the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) Period” is recognition for the outstanding efforts and achievements of generations of people working in Nhan Dan Newspaper over the past 70 years.

On this occasion, on behalf of the leaders of the Party and State, I warmly praise and congratulate them on the very proud achievements obtained by Nhan Dan Newspaper.

Currently, our country is entering a new stage of development; besides the opportunities and advantages, there are also many difficulties and challenges. The entire Party, people, and army are determined to strive to realise the goals set by the 13th National Congress of the Party. I hope that Nhan Dan Newspaper, according to its functions and duties, will also be a pioneer in this great cause and responsibility. People who work in Nhan Dan Newspaper should bring into full play the glorious tradition of the newspaper, work hard to practice political qualities, professional ethics, absolute loyalty to the Party’s revolutionary cause, constantly renew and innovate to enhance their professional skill, imbued with and following Uncle Ho’s teaching: “Press cadres are also revolutionary soldiers. Their pen and paper are their sharp weapons.”, in order to have more high-value journalistic works, worthy of a pioneer soldier on the ideological front of the Party.

With affection and trust, I wish and hope that Nhan Dan Newspaper is forever worthy to be the Central Organ of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Voice of the Party, State and People of Vietnam; as well as always acting as an exemplary and united unit, and a reliable address for the people, readers and colleagues.



General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam

State President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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