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Campaign to follow Uncle Ho’s moral life

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Campaign to follow Uncle Ho’s moral life

QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

The “Study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” campaign has made great impacts on society and gained important initial outcomes, said Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh.

The Party Chief, who is also the Head of the Central Steering Committee for the campaign, made the affirmation at the committee’s meeting in Hanoi on Nov. 26.

According to Manh, the campaign has continuously created clearer and stronger changes in work styles of Party members and State officials and raised their sense of following the late President’s example in the field.

The campaign has also helped drive back degradation in political ideology, ethics and lifestyle of Party members, State employees and the entire society, said the Party Chief.

He emphasised that the campaign had contributed significantly to the country’s accomplishment of socio-economic tasks as well as to building the Party purely and strongly and organising the party committee congresses at all levels successfully to prepare for the Party’s XIth National Congress.

Steering Committee members agreed that after four years of implementation, the campaign had become an important facet of all operations of the Party, the administration, and mass organisation at all levels, and made positive changes in awareness in Party members and people.

They also underlined the need to create a high level of consensus in the Party and the entire political system, firstly with those who hold key positions in all branches at all levels, on the significance, importance, goals, requirements, content and responsibility regarding the implementation of the drive.

In addition, they said the content of the campaign must be specific and combined closely with political tasks in each period and stressed the necessity to step up the spread of information on Uncle Ho’s moral example and outstanding individuals in the campaign.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Book on Uncle Ho featured in Germany

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:52 am

A book entitled “Ho Chi Minh – A Chronicle” was presented to German readers by its author, journalist Hellmut Kapfenberger, in Berlin recently.

             The late President, Ho Chi Minh

This was the fourth time the book has been brought to the atttention of German readers since it was first published in 2009. The event was jointly held by cadres who had worked at the Institute of Marxism-Leninism under the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and Solidarity Service International (SODI).

At the event, which attracted nearly 100 readers who were interested in Vietnam , Hellmut summarised the biography of President Ho Chi Minh and read two chapters of the book.

He said that he had tried to complete the book on the 119 th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and presented it to the German public before it was translated into Vietnamese and published in Hanoi on the occasion of the 120 th anniversary of the former President’s birthday.

Journalist Hellmut Kapfenberger lived and worked in Vietnam as a correspondent of the Eastern German news agency ADN and New Germany newspaper during 1970-73 and 1980-84.

With deep sentiments and respect towards President Ho Chi Minh he had collected documents and articles as well as met with Vietnamese Party and State leaders and people to study about Uncle Ho with a desire to write a book on the Vietnamese celebrity. His dream came true in 2009 when “Ho Chi Minh – A Chronicle” was published in Germany by the Neues Leben Publishing House.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi inaugurates statue of Uncle Ho and Uncle Ton

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

A statue of late presidents Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang was inaugurated at the Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on October 3.

Leaders of the Goverment, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City take part in the inauguartion. (Photo: Vietnamplus)

The statue placed on a 1.8m tall pedestal and is 5.4m high and weighs about 20 tons.

Sculptor Lam Quang Noi and his assistants of the Phuong Nam bronze casting company took 8 months to complete the statue depicted President Ho Chi Minh shaking hand with Mr. Ton Duc Thang when he was assigned as Vice State President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by the National Assembly in 1960.

It represents the Vietnamese people’s great respect for Uncle Ho and Uncle Ton and is a symbol of the country’s unification.

The work is a gift of the Communist Party Unit and people of Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

In addition,  a groundbreaking ceremony of a monument of  President Ho Chi Minh and the Central Highland ethnic minority people was held at the Dai doan ket (Great Unity) Square in Gia Lai Provinces Pleiku City on the same day.

The monument includes a 10.8m tall bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh placed on a 4.5m high pedestal and a stone relief measured 58m long and 11m high in the shape of lotus petals.

The relief is carved with images depicting daily activities, the culture and history of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.

The statue marks the province’s 14th Party Congress and the capital’s millennium birthday.

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Source: SGGP

Hanoi hosts Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Hanoi hosts Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children

QĐND – Monday, July 19, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Nearly 400 representatives from the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation gathered in Hanoi’s Cultural Friendship Palace on July 18 for the 7th National Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children.

Present at the opening ceremony were Nguyen Phu Trong, Chairman of the National Assembly, Ha Thi Khiet, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, and other Party and State leaders.

Addressing the Congress, NA Chairman Trong praised the achievements obtained by young people who are striving to follow Uncle Ho’s teachings.

Mr. Trong said hopes that they will study harder and become good citizens to contribute to the cause of national construction and defense aimed at making the country wealthier and stronger.

The NA Chairman also urged all Party and State agencies, organisations as well as teachers and parents to show a high sense of responsibility towards further protecting and educating the children, providing them with a better environment for entertainment and study, encouraging them to get involved in social activities and preventing child abuse. They should join efforts to build up the strength of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation especially in remote and disadvantaged areas.

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, a Cadong ethnic minority pupil at Nguyen Du Secondary School in Bac Tra My District, Central Quang Nam Province, has been recognized as an excellent pupil  for seven successive years despite her disadvantaged circumstances. She said she felt excited and honoured to be one of the representatives to the Congress and she pledged to study better to deserve to be one of Uncle Ho’s Good Children, when visiting the late President’s Mausoleum.

Of the 400 representatives, 10 received badges and laurel wreaths from the NA Chairman and the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.

Source: VOV



Source: QDND

Exhibition of Uncle Ho’s poems in Korean script

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

An exhibition displaying 50 works of calligraphy in Korean script based on President Ho Chi Minh’s prison diary opened in the central province of Nghe An on June 29.

The week-long event, which has been organised by the Republic of Korea’s Calligraphy Association (RoKCA) and the Nghe An provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, is to mark the Vietnamese national hero’s 120 birthday, the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the 18 th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic relations.

At the opening of the exhibition, the Chairman of the Nghe An People’s Committee presented a certificate of merit to RoKCA President Choi Chang Joon and association member Kim Hye Kaeong for their contributions during the hosting of the Lotus Village Festival in 2010.

Since December 2009, the works, created by 25 eminent calligraphers from the Republic of Korea, have been on display in seven major cities in the Rok and four cities in Vietnam, Hanoi, HCM City, Nghe An and Hue.

The collection will be presented as a gift to the Ho Chi Minh Museum after the exhibition closes.

Source: SGGP

Committee reviews campaign on Uncle Ho’s moral example

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Committee reviews campaign on Uncle Ho’s moral example

QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The central steering committee for the “Study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” campaign convened in Hanoi on June 25 to review the performances in the first half and deploy major tasks for the rest of the year.

Following the discussion, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, Head of the committee, praised the results that Party committees and administrations at all levels and the entire people have reaped in implementing the campaign during the first six months of 2010.

Party committees and administrations at all levels have shown their creativity in activities in response to the campaign, making them part of the regular tasks of officials and Party members, thereby receiving broad support from the entire Party, mass organisations and people, he said. As a result, the drive has made positive impacts on the country’s accomplishment of socio-economic targets.

Manh stressed that the campaign should be implemented persistently, regularly and continuously to turn it into part of people’s life and a social movement, helping to build up the nation’s culture and a foundation for the people’s spiritual life.

To achieve greater and more practical results, those in management positions and Party members at all levels must set good examples themselves and pioneer in performing the drive, the Party chief emphasised.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Liveshow highlights nation’s love for Uncle Ho

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Liveshow highlights nation’s love for Uncle Ho

QĐND – Thursday, May 20, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

A liveshow simultaneously televised on the night of May 19 from three locations across Vietnam presented a moving depiction of President Ho Chi Minh, a son of the nation who has devoted his whole life for national independence and people’s happiness.

The show was broadcast live from the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, the Sen Village in central Nghe An province – the place of birth of Uncle Ho and Nha Rong wharf in Ho Chi Minh City, where he departed in 1911 to find ways to free the nation from colonial oppression.

Entitle “Following Uncle’s Journey”, the liveshow was jointly held by the Vietnam Television and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

It is among a series of activities to celebrate the 120 th birthday of Uncle Ho and the 20 th anniversary of the UNESCO recognition of the late President as a hero of national liberalisation and a preeminent man of culture.

Present at the show were Politburo members and Secretaries of the Party Committees as well as officials of the government, Hanoi , Nghe An province and Ho Chi Minh City .

The liveshow at three places of great importance in Ho Chi Minh’s life put together a clear picture of Uncle Ho with rich and vivid details through documentaries, photos, his belongings and stories told by witnesses who had met the late President.

It looked back on the historical landmark in the life of President Ho Chi Minh, when he left the country in 1911, starting a 30-year journey from countries to countries to find ways of liberating the nation.

Having found the right way, he returned in 1941 and led the national revolution the victory of which gave birth to the democratic republic of Vietnam in 1945. The name of Vietnam thus first appeared on the world map. After that, the President continued to lead Vietnam ’s people and armed forces through nine years of struggle against the French colonialists to the final victory with the world resounding Dien Bien Phu battle.

The audience also got new insight into the president’s simple life and his profound love and compassion towards the people and humankind through the display of things that he used in his daily life as well as stories told by those who had had chances to meet the beloved leader, including a long-time bodyguard and a barber who did his haircut.

120 candles were lid in each place of the liveshow and songs were sung to praise Uncle Ho, who lives forever in the mind of every Vietnamese.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Uncle Ho’s Memorial House inaugurated in Truong Sa

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Uncle Ho’s Memorial House inaugurated in Truong Sa

QĐND – Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 22:33 (GMT+7)

The Truong Sa island District in Khanh Hoa province held a meeting on May 19 to mark the 120th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh birthday and to inaugurate Uncle Ho’s Memorial House.

The memorial house has a statue of Uncle Ho made of bronze and weighting nearly 1 tonne, and a collection of documents on revolutionary cause and relationship with the armed forces and the people.

Bien Van Quang, vice chairman of the Truong Sa district People’s Committee said that inauguration of Uncle Ho Memorial House is a place for local people to meet, study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Memories of Uncle Ho recalled

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Memories of Uncle Ho recalled

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

PANO – Various artists and soldiers had an opportunity to meet with and have talks with Uncle Ho, the great national hero. Hereafter are some stories recalling those occasions.

A driving force in a career

Colonel Nguyen Tien, a musician and the deputy art director of the Army Dance and Singing Theatre, could not forget his first meeting with Uncle Ho.

That was in mid-1963 when Tien, a 9 year-old monochord player, and other children under the Vang Anh Club, Nam Dinh Teenagers Cultural House, were preparing for a special performance for an unknown guest.

When all artists were standing behind the curtain waiting for the opening of the performance, they recognized Uncle Ho walking into the hall from the back door; Uncle Ho was in brown and looked very agile.

At that time, although no one said to each other, they all rushed by the window to see the leader of Vietnam.

Having spotted many people watching him, Uncle Ho stopped and smiled at them fondly.

All artists stood at attention and raised their right hands up to salute Uncle Ho.  Embarrassingly, Tien raised his left hand up.

“I remember that Uncle Ho pointed at me and gently said that ‘You are saluting in wrong way. The correct one is to raise your right hand up’”, recalled Colonel Tien.

“Uncle Ho smiled with pleasure as I was correcting my gesture”, he added.

Right after Tien’s solo performance of a Hue folk song, Uncle Ho waved him and gave Tien a handful of sweets, 8 in all.

Daringly, Tien asked Uncle Ho to sit by him, and the great hero of Vietnam agreed.

When a photograph of all artists with Uncle Ho was taken, Tien was highly honoured by his sitting by Uncle Ho.

Three years later, in 1966, Tien had an opportunity to perform for Uncle Ho for the second time at the Presidential Palace. Uncle Ho highly appreciated Tien’s performance and his progress.

When the performance ended, Tien approached to Uncle Ho. The President indulgently said that “In the previous year, you sat next to me. This year, that priority should be given to others”.

Uncle Ho’s sentiments and encouragement became a driving force for Tien to attain numerous achievements in his career. Rewards and prizes are clear evidences of Tien’s gratitude to Uncle Ho.

Moving love

Hanoi’s Air-Defence Corps’ war veteran Dang Xuan Vien, proud of being the first to shoot down the first American aircraft in the sky over Ham Rong, met with Uncle Ho in 1961 for the first time, on the occasion of Uncle Ho’s visit to his home town in Nam Dan district, Nghe An Province.

His second time to meet with Uncle Ho was on July 19th, 1965, when Uncle Ho paid a visit to his unit which on duty at that time.

After walking around to see how soldiers lived, Uncle Ho went straight to the Battery No. 6. Having given regards to all soldiers, Uncle Ho held an iron helmet and asked whether the helmet was too heavy to make soldiers suffer from headaches.

Receiving the answer “No”, Uncle Ho recommended that the soldiers should put their iron helmets aside to avoid heat when not in combat.

While he was talking to all soldiers, Uncle Ho decided to face the sunlight which was behind the soldiers. “Uncle Ho’s sentiments made us moved”, Vien confided.

Uncle Ho’s visit encouraged Vien’s unit so much that on July 24th, 1965, his unit shot down three American fighters with four missiles.

At the third time when Uncle Ho visited the first battery under Unit H34, he suggested that the soldiers spend time studying to acquire a basic education level. “Knowledge is very necessary to fulfill any missions, in both the war-time and the peace-time”, said Uncle Ho.

Uncle Ho’s teaching

For the People’s Artist Tra Giang, Uncle’s Ho teaching about the responsibilities of revolutionary artists and the role of an artist as a soldier on the ideological and cultural front inspired her to try her best to become a successful and useful artist.

Tra Giang was the youngest Southern actress, aged 20 at that time, getting the honour of offering Uncle Ho a flower bouquet at the third National Artists and Writers Congress.

“Uncle Ho suggested students to learn Marxism and Leninism from specific matters and take care of themselves as well as keep the kitchen clean”, Tran Trong Tan, a former Con Dao political prisoner, who was the head of the National Committee for Ideology and Culture, recalled Uncle Ho’s visit to his class, opened in Hanoi in mid 1952.

“No word can express Uncle Ho’s sentiments to the Southern Vietnam’s civilians and soldiers. From each meal to any daily work, Uncle Ho always thinks of the South”, Tan added.

Colonel Ta Thi Kieu, whose home town is in Dong Khoi, Ben Tre, recalled her honour in meeting with Uncle Ho in 1965. Receiving her and other members of the delegation of the South’s Heroes, Uncle Ho touchingly said that “You all should laugh, not cry when you see me” as he saw all guests bursting into tears.

Uncle Ho inquired after the guests’ family and encouraged them to strive for studying and succeed in their career.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Congress of Uncle Ho’s ‘good grandchildren’ opens

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 1:02 am

Congress of Uncle Ho’s ‘good grandchildren’ opens

QĐND – Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 7:56 (GMT+7)

A total of 350 delegates representing more than 700,000 of the city’s children attended a congress of exemplary children, who are conferred the title ‘Uncle Ho’s good grandchildren’ in Hanoi on May 17.

The Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Ha Thi Khiet and leaders of the central agencies and sectors also attended the event.

The congress commended 120 children for their outstanding achievements in the emulation movement called “Thousands of good deeds for beloved Uncle Ho.”

During the congress, which takes place on the anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s 120 th birthday, incense will be offered at the Ly Thai To statue to commemorate the King who founded the capital city, Thang Long.

In response to the movement “Thousands of good deeds for beloved Uncle Ho”, over the past five years, the city’s children have amassed 20.8 million good academic marks, donated 107 tonnes of clothes, 1 million books, thousands of textbooks and raised more than 8 billion VND to help poor children nationwide.

More than 100 children of the city’s sons and daughters received top prizes at the National Young Information Technology Contest while 150 others received the title of city’s IT knight. Tens of thousands of the children’s paintings and letters have been submitted to other regional and international contests.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND