Many Activities Held to Commemorate National Day

To mark the 63rd anniversary of the August Revolution (on 19th August) and National Day (2nd September), a lot of activities have been conducted around the country. For the occasion, three Vietnamese who live overseas were presented with certificates of merit.


On Friday, the Ho Chi Minh City Committee for Vietnamese Living Overseas received Third-Class Labor Order, which was granted by the State President for the committee’s great performance.


Over the past two years, the committee has granted 1,496 certificates of Vietnamese origin to Vietnamese people living abroad. The committee has also collected approximately VND56 billion (US$3.4 million) from the contributions of Vietnamese people who live overseas as a part of their charitable activities.


On this occasion, the committee handed the Foreign Minister’s certificates of merit to three Vietnamese who live overseas.  These three people have made great contributions to Viet Nam’s development. They are Yung Cam Meng (from China), Mr. Duong David Trung and Mrs. Nguyen Cao Thang (both from the U.S.).


According to the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese people, a delegation of 45 overseas Vietnamese people from 17 countries returned home on Friday to take part in the activities that celebrate Viet Nam’s National Day. 


On the same day, the Party Committee of Military Zone 7 held a meeting to mark National Day. Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General, Nguyen Thanh Cung, the military zone’s party committee secretary said that Military Zone 7 has developed strongly in recent years and has made a significant contribution to the country’s development. The military zone will continue its efforts to improve its activities and performance in the future, he said.


In Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District, the local Party Committee conducted a meeting to mark National Day and received a Third-Class Labor Order. Addressing the meeting, the Municipal People’s Committee Deputy Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha expressed her appreciation for the great performances achieved by the local government and people in the socio-economic development areas. She asked the local authorities to make more efforts in training civil servants and improving the life of local residents. 


At a meeting that took place in the Phu Nhuan District on Friday, the local Party Committee presented badges of Party seniority for 30, 40, 50, 60 years to 76 veteran members of the Party. 


Also on Friday in Da Nang, the city’s Department of Culture, Information and Tourism held an historical exhibition at Trung Vuong Theatre to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the anti-French colonialist movement by the city’s people (1/9/1858 – 1/9/2008).


The 25th national art exhibition also kicked off at the Vietnamese Cultural and Art Exhibition, with more than 280 art works on display. The exhibition will run until the 14th September.


On the occasion of National Day, the National Film Center will screen the debut of three new Vietnamese films from the 1-3rd September.





By staff writers – Translated by Truc Thinh

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