Huynh Thuc Khang receives posthumous ‘Gold Star Order’

On April 15, the People's Committee of Quang Nam Province held a ceremony to honor Huynh Thuc Khang posthumously with the ‘Gold Star Order’, the highest award of the Party and State.

President Truong Tan Sang confers the ‘Gold Star Order’ to Huynh Thuc Khang's  relative (Photo: SGGP)

President Truong Tan Sang praised Huynh Thuc Khang for the important role he played in the Party and the Government.

As a historian, Huynh Thuc Khang did not only contribute to important research works but also to the history of the country, including evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty of the Hoang Sa, Truong Sa Islands.

Huynh Thuc Khang (1876-1947) was born in Thanh Binh Village of Tien Canh Commune in Tien Phuoc District of Quang Nam Province.

In 1900, he was the first winner in the Huong exam and in 1904 he was first winner in Hoi exam. Although Khang was an excellent student, he did not want to become a mandarin. He along with Phan Chu Trinh and Tran Quy Cap joined the Duy Tan movement. Later he founded the Tieng Dan Newspaper.

After the August Revolution in 1945, on invitation of President Ho Chi Minh, Huynh Thuc Khang assumed the post of Secretary of Interior of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

President Sang visits and burns incense at the memorial house of Huynh Thuc Khang (Photo: SGGP)

On the same day, President Truong Tan Sang visited and burned incense at the memorial house of Huynh Thuc Khang.

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Huyen Huong

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