Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper marks 40th anniversary of its first issue

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper yesterday held a solemn ceremony and opened a photo exhibition under theme “SGGP Newspaper – Hallmark of 40 year” at Ho Chi Minh City Congress Hall in HCMC to mark the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the newspaper (on May 5, 1975- 2015).

City's leaders and generations of staffs of SGGP Newspaper at the anniversay ceremony. (Photo:SGGP)

At the ceremony, generations of journalists, editors and freelances, who had ever worked at SGGP Newspaper, recalled the 40 year history of the newspaper. Five days after Sai Gon and the south of Viet Nam were liberated Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper which was the only revolutionary newspaper in Sai Gon was published nationwide with 460, 000 copies.

Sai Gon Giai Phong has inherited the traditions of the newspapers secretly published by Party Committee in Sai Gon-Gia Dinh area such as Cam Tu and Chong Xam Lang in the resistance war against French colonists; and Ngon Co Gia Dinh, Co Khoi Nghia and Co Giai Phong in the resistance war against American imperialism.

Sai Gon Giai Phong was an organ of Saigon- Gia Dinh Party Committee (HCMC Party Committee nowadays), which was the voice of staffs, soldiers and resident nationwide.

Speaking at the anniversary ceremony, Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper’s Editor in Chief Nguyen Tan Phong affirmed that editorial board, editors in chief, staffs, reporters and officials of SGGP Newspaper in previous periods always follow the Vietnamese Communist Party and State’s guideline.

With quick development of Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general, Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper has created its stand for readers and people nationwide, especially, since HCMC and other provinces across the country implemented the renovation and integration into the world.

On behalf of HCMC Party Committee, city's People Committee and city people, Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong sent greetings to the staffs of SGGP Newspaper and praised achievements as well as efforts of the newspaper during 40 years ago.

Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper contributed to popularizing policies of Vietnamese Communist Party, State to people as well as reflect aspiration of people.

Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong asked SGGP Newspaper to continue to be top newspaper in propagandizing Vietnamese Communist Party and Sate’s policies.

HCMC Party Committee and leaders always supported SGGP Newspaper and hoped that the newspaper will continue to develop further in next time, said the Deputy Secretary.

On this occasion, SGGP Newspaper opened a photo exhibition under theme “SGGP Newspaper – hallmark of 40 year” at Ho Chi Minh City Congress Hall in the city, displaying 120 photos reviewed SGGP Newspaper’s activities during 40 year history of the newspaper.

Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha visits the photo exhibition “SGGP Newspaper – Hallmark of 40 year”. (Photo:SGGP)

By staff writers- Translated by Huyen Huong

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