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Various activities celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birth anniversary

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Various activities celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birth anniversary

QĐND – Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 22:35 (GMT+7)

Provinces and cities nationwide have organized various events to mark the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh on May 19.

** In Ho Chi Minh City, a grand meeting was held to celebrate Uncle Ho’s 120th birth anniversary in presence of Party and State leaders, as well as heroic Vietnamese mothers, heroes of armed forces and war veterans,

Speaking at the meeting, Le Thanh Hai, member of the Party’s Political Bureau and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, highlighted President Ho’s huge contributions to the nation’s revolutionary cause.

Ho Chi Minh City strived to successfully implement the current process of national industrialisation and modernisation and become the nation’s economic hub, he said.

Participants in the event also honoured 212 outstanding individuals and organisations in the movement for “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example”.

** Similar events also took place in Hanoi on May 19 to celebrate President Ho’s 120th birthday.

Present at the meeting were Public Security Minister General Le Hong Anh, deputy ministers, senior Party officials and a large number of soldiers and Youth Union members.

General Le Hong Anh recalled memories of Uncle Ho’s life and work. President Ho Chi Minh always paid special attention to police forces and pointed out good characteristics the police needed to have, he said.

** Addressing a meeting in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province on May 19 to mark Uncle Ho’s birthday, Chairman of the Lam Dong provincial People’s Committee, Huynh Duc Hoa, emphasised the morals and intelligence of the talented leader.

President Ho set a bright example for Vietnamese people and international friends, he said.

** Similar events were held on May 19 in other provinces, including Ha Tinh, Tay Ninh, Son La, Da Nang, Tien Giang, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Kien Giang and Ca Mau to celebrate President Ho’s birthday.

The same day, an incense-offering ceremony was held in Lai Chau province to mark President Ho’s birthday and launch a tree-planting movement in his memory.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

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