Attending at the opening ceremony were Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Tat Thanh Cang, Vice chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu, Deputy Head of the Department of Propaganda and Training of the HCMC Party Committee Duong The Trung.
The event displays 270 pictures of the life and revolutionary career of late President Ton Duc Thang.
Other exhibitions on “President Ton Duc Thang and Vietnamese workers’s movement” and “President Ton Duc Thang and the Great National Solidarity” are also organized in the Ho Chi Minh City Labor Culture Palace, on Dong Khoi Street and Chi Lang Park.
The exhibitions aim to honor Late President Ton Duc Thang whose life and career are great moral example of a true communist soldier went through severe hardships in war time and devoted his entire life to the cause of national liberation.
Ton Duc Thang was born on August 20, 1888 in An Giang Province. He devoted all his life for the independence and freedom of the People and for the ideals of Communism. He was the first President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In 1912, Ton Duc Thang led the strikes of Ba Son workers which started his revolutionary life.
He was awarded the Gold Star Order in 1958 for his contribution to the country, making him the first to receive the highest decoration of the Party and State.