City celebrates Ho Chi Minh’s birthday

The Ho Chi Minh City administration has praised city and other authorities for their successful campaign “Learning and following Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” to mark the late President’s 119th birthday anniversary on May 19.

Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Le Thanh Hai (in black) confers certificates of merit for the campaign to follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example during Uncle Ho's birthday, May 19 (Photo: SGGP)
Le Thanh Hai, secretary of the city Party Committee, highlighted the efforts of the Committee in the campaign.

To make the campaign even more successful in future, he urged city officials and Party members to first set an example themselves.

The city issued certificates of merit to 12 organizations and 36 individuals for achieving excellence in the campaign.

Also participating in the celebrations were Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and standing member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party Central Committee, Nguyen Thanh Cung, member of the central Party Committee, and Pham Phuong Thao, chairwoman of the city People’s Council.

The HCMC University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology held a seminar titled “Ho Chi Minh and education and science issues” in which hundreds of educators, scientists, and researchers took part.

Elsewhere, Can Tho organized a ceremony to celebrate the former President’s birthday, offering Uncle Ho Badges to 133 people for successfully organizing the campaign to follow Uncle Ho’s moral example.

Over 1,000 people in Tra Vinh Province visited the Uncle Ho Temple on May 19 on his birthday.

At the Nguyen Sinh Sac relic area in Dong Thap Province, many people burned incense and visited the tomb of Ho Chi Minh’s father.

In Nghe An Province, Uncle Ho’s birthplace, artisans from neighboring Thanh Hoa Province came to the Kim Lien relic area to make a bronze drum showing the important events in his life.

The drum face has a diameter of 79cm, symbolic of the 79 years Uncle Ho lived, height of 69cm, symbolizing the year he passed away -- 1969.

The drum’s body contains images of his father’s native Sen village and images of Ho Chi Minh reading the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.

By staff writers – Translated by H.Mien

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