A solemn ceremony was held to mark Ho Chi Minh’s 119th birthday (May 19) in the city named after him on May 18.
President Ho Chi Minh
Attending the event were Pham Phuong Thao, deputy secretary of the city’s Party Committee and chairwoman of the People’s Council, and Nguyen Thanh Tai, standing deputy chairman of the People’s Committee.
People paid tribute to Ho Chi Minh’s great services to the country, as well as his morality.
Ms Thao conferred a badge marking 30 years as Party member on Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, deputy chairwoman of the city People’s Committee.
Earlier, a large number of young people laid flowers at the Ho Chi Minh statue in front of city hall.
On the same day, the Supreme People’s Court held a ceremony to present four Medals of Labor to former high-ranking officials in the law sector.
Second and third class Medals of Labor were conferred, respectively, to Tran Tuan Sy and Nguyen Xuan Phat, who are former tribunal president and vice president of the Appeal Court of the Supreme People's Court in Ho Chi Minh City.
Two third-class Medals of Labor were presented to Nguyen Xuan Von, former vice tribunal president of the Appeal Court of the Supreme People's Court in Da Nang City, and Le Van Kiem, former chief justice of the Tien Giang Province People’s Court.
In Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, working with China’s Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History, held an exhibition, “President Ho Chi Minh and Guangdong.” It has more than 150 photos, documents and other exhibits, which highlight the President’s revolutionary activities in the Chinese province of Guangdong.
The same day saw Nhan Dan (People) and Lao Dong (Labor) newspapers kick off the second phase of a writing contest, “Simple but noble examples,” which is aimed at honoring individuals who have led exemplary lives.
Already 899 stories have been submitted in the first phase, through which eight prominent individuals have been selected to be honored.