November 30

1945

President Ho Chi Minh attended a Government Council meeting that discussed holding of the NA elections and celebrations to mark three months of independence. He was nominated as a candidate from Hanoi.

The file photo shows President Ho Chi Minh playing with a child. The photo is quoted from a documentary film featuring the President.

1948

In an article titled “A task agencies should carry out immediately” in Su That (The Truth), the President said: “A sound policy ensures a success … Once we have initiated a proper policy, its success or failure will depend on the way we implement and oversee it. If we do not pay attention to this, no policy will come to anything…

“We must follow up on the implementation of a policy to better mobilize people’s contributions and understand cadres’ strong and weak points to assist them in time. Many cadres simply hold meetings and issue resolutions and instructions but fail to check to see how these resolutions and instructions are executed.

“It is a serious mistake that is likely to lead to a deadlock no matter how many instructions are issued. If we carefully oversee things that are done, the outcome of our work could improve manifold.”

1953

In “Sappers” in Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) magazine, the President advised: “The public has experience and creativity in every field. So if cadres establish a close relationship with people and know how to lead them, they will succeed at every task, no matter how hard ...”

1954

Speaking to officials in the newly-liberated capital, the President said: “Solidarity is our strength … I believe most of you want to learn and improve your skills … Trainers should conduct courses interestingly and practically, avoiding formalism and imposition. Theory and practice must go hand-in-hand.

1964

Speaking at an international conference held in Hanoi to support the Vietnamese people fight off the American invaders and safeguard peace, the President said: “This historical conference is a gathering of the world’s people who have been uniting to fight colonialists and imperialists, especially American … A victory for any people in that fight means a victory for the Vietnamese people, and vice versa.”

1968

The President sent a message to people and soldiers in the Central Highlands to hail the second congress of outstanding soldiers that was being held there.

The message read: “People and soldiers in the Central Highlands, old and young, male and female, Kinh and ethnic minorities, have been very brave and united to overcome hardships, kill invading troops, safeguard the country, achieve victory in the fight against American invaders … I believe the people and soldiers here will continue to support the nation in the fight to achieve total victory.”

By Duong Trung Quoc* and his assistants
*The author is a historian and member of the National Assembly

Translated by Minh Tam

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