City leader visits revered People’s Teacher

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai on November 19 visited Professor and People’s Teacher Nguyen Van Giau who is recognized for his many contributions to the field of education. The meeting took place in recognition of Vietnam Teacher’s Day (November 20).

Phan Xuan Bien, member of the Standing Board and head of the Commission for Propaganda and Education of the city Party Committee and Huynh Cong Minh, director of the city Department of Education and Training, attended the visit.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai (R) visited Prof. Tran Van Giau on November 19 in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Hai wished Prof. Giau good health, happiness and a long life to continue contributing to the development of the nation.

Prof. Giau, a senior teacher of several generations of educators and leader in scientific research, has made significant contributions to national education.

The professor has also received a number of medals including the Ho Chi Minh Medal and Independence 1st Class Medal for his outstanding contributions to national education. In addition, Prof. Giau was honored for his 80-year membership in the Party and life-long devotion to his career.

During the visit, Prof. Giau emphasized that he would like to see more talented teachers being trained by municipal education sectors. 

On the same day, the city Labor Union organized a meeting with outstanding teachers and students in HCM City.

Most participants agreed that teachers significantly affect a student’s personality development and success. Educators play an important role not only by teaching subject material, but also by helping shape the virtues of students, the meeting heard.

At the city’s Youth Cultural House, the City Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union organized a meeting to honor 113 teachers including 72 educators from primary schools and 41 university instructors on November 19.

Also in recognition of Teacher’s Day, The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City presented the “Tri An” (Gratefulness) fund which collected more than VND1 billion to help poor teachers.

By staff writers, translated by Son Hai

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