Torch Relay Ends at Reunification Palace

On Tuesday evening, a torch relay entitled “Viet Nam’s bright torch follows the steps of Uncle Ho” arrived at Thong Nhat Palace in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, ending a 24-day journey around the country held in honor of National Day.

HCM City's young people welcome the torch at Thong Nhat Palace

To welcome the torch, a solemn ceremony was held at the palace. Many high-ranking officials, including Mr. Le Thanh Hai, the city’s Party Chief; Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Phan Trung Kien, deputy minister of defense; and Truong My Hoa, a former vice state president, participated in the event.

Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Hai said that the torch relay, which was organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station, has given more strength to the ongoing campaign to “study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example”.

“We believe that the sacred torch is just a symbol of President Ho’s thought and morality,” he said. “The torch will help multiply positive elements during the campaign. It also reflects the belief of the city’s people in a success of the said campaign.”

Before arriving in the city, the torch relay, which started from Cao Bang province on Aug. 10, went through 25 provinces and cities as well as many historic sites such as Tan Trao in Tuyen Quang province, the Ho Chi Minh’s Tomb in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh Square in Nghe An, Quoc Hoc School in Hue and Duc Thanh School in Phan Thiet.

Objects Given to Ho Chi Minh Museum

On Tuesday morning, the city’s branch of the Ho Chi Minh Museum received 86 objects related to President Ho Chi Minh, which were presented by individuals and organizations on the occasion of National Day.

One of the donors, Colonel Nguyen Van Bay, presented the museum one of the seven badges that he was awarded by the president for valor in combat.

Another donor is the city, which gave the museum a collection of poems by President Ho entitled “Prison Diary” which was re-written as calligraphy by Mr. Tran Quoc An.

Among other objects presented by artists, painters and sculptor are paintings, photographs and statues of President Ho.

To mark National Day, the museum has organized an exhibit entitled “President Ho Chi Minh and Education”, which includes more than 200 documents, images and objects that describes the President’s viewpoint on education as well as his cares and concerns about education and training. 

Thousands Visit Kim Lien Vestige

On the National Day, thousands of visitors across the country flocked to the Kim Lien Historical Site in Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, to offer incense and flowers to President Ho Chi Minh at the Uncle Ho Memorial House in the site.

Incense was also offered in honor of President Ho by a delegation comprising representatives of the Party and the administration of Nam Dan district and Nghe An province, the Kim Lien Site, local residents, and representatives of the Nguyen Sinh, the clan President Ho was born into.

They expressed their profound respect for and boundless gratitude to President Ho and promised to follow the path of Vietnamese revolution outlined by him and the Party.

The party, government and people of Nghe An province entered the second stage of a campaign to “study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.” Their wish is to contribute to making the country more prosperous and more beautiful. 

By staff writers – Translated by Truc Thinh

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