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Paying tribute to martyrs in Quang Tri

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Paying tribute to martyrs in Quang Tri

QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)

Party officials, military officers and war veterans offered incense to war martyrs at a newly-built memorial house in the central province of Quang Tri on July 24.

The memorial house was built on the northern bank of the Thach Han river in An Dong ward, Quang Tri town, to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives on the Quang Tri frontier, especially at the Quang Tri Citadel and on the Thach Han River.

The project was built at a cost of VND15 billion contributed by employers and employees of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).

At the event, To Huy Rua, a Party Politburo member and a Party Central Committee Secretary, expressed the Party, State and people’s deep gratitude towards heroic soldiers who sacrificed themselves for national independence and freedom during the past wars.

Mr Rua, who is also head of the Party Commission for Communication and Education, called on the people to take part in the “Paying Debt of Gratitude” movement to assist relatives of the fallen combatants living in difficulty.

Mr Rua and military officers and war veterans released flowers at Thach Han wharf – part of the memorial house project.

Later, he visited families of war invalids and martyrs in Ai Tu town, Trieu Phong district, and paid floral tribute to fallen combatants at National Cemetery Road No9.

The same day, Quang Tri province broke ground for a project to build War Martyrs Monument in the northern bank of the Thach Han River at a cost of VND40 billion.

Vietnam observes War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day on July 27.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Paying last tribute to a veteran revolutionary and journalist

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Veteran revolutionary and journalist Ky Phuong (also known by the the alternative pseudonym, Tran Phong) passed away on May 10 in Ho Chi Minh City at the ripe old age of 90.

Veteran revolutionary and journalist Ky Phuong (also known by the the alternative pseudonym, Tran Phong) (L) and journalist Tran Tam Chi of the Giai Phong (Liberation) Newspaper.

The journalist worked in the newspaper industry for over half a century. He served as editor-in-chief of newspapers Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) and Giai Phong (Liberation).

Journalist Ky Phuong (or Tran Phuong), whose real name is Le Van Thom, was born in the Mekong Delta city of My Tho in 1921.

He joined in the revolutionary movement against French colonial rule in 1940 in the My Tho and Ben Tre Provinces.

He was admitted to the Indochinese Communist Party in 1945.

Mr. Phuong undertook an assignment in Hanoi in 1946 and traveled to Beijing, China where he studied at the Marx-Lenin Institute from 1949 to 1952.

He served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) in the North in 1958.
In early 1964, the revolutionist came back the South and founded the newspaper Giai Phong (Liberation)
After the National Reunification Day on April 30, 1975, he became an assistant to the editorial boards of three newspapers including Tin Sang (Morning news) and the Buddhist publications Giac Ngo, and Cong Giao va Dan Toc (Catholicism and Nation).

He also headed the Municipal Party Committee’s Public Relations Board and served as secretary general of the Vietnam Buddhist Institute of  HCM City.

His service to the country is a shining example that modern Vietnamese journalists may follow.

Source: SGGP