Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday

A ceremony was held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 18 to mark the 130th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-2020).
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 1On the morning of May 18, the Party Central Committee, National Assembly, President, Government, Central Committees of the Fatherland Front of Vietnam and Hanoi city celebrates the 130th anniversary of the President Ho Chi Minh's birthday (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2020) at the National Convention Center, Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh (alias Nguyen Sinh Cung, Nguyen Tat Thanh, and Nguyen Ai Quoc), was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien village, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. His father was a patriotic scholar, his mother was a farmer. His older sister and brother both took part in the anti-French movements and were imprisoned by the colonial administration. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 2Before the ceremony, at 7:30 am on May 18, the Party and State delegation visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Monument for Heroic Martyrs (Bac Son treet, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi). Ho Chi Minh left the country on June 5, 1911. He lived on doing different jobs while abroad. He also participated in the revolutionary movements of many peoples while making great efforts to struggle for his nation’s independence and freedom. Ho Chi Minh was the first Vietnamese supporter to the Russian October Revolution and found the Marxism-Leninism the way to liberate the working class and peoples in colonial countries. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 3On June 5, 1911, young man Nguyen Tat Thanh boarded the Amiral Latouche Tréville (France) at Nha Rong wharf, starting a journey to find a way to save the country for 30 years. In 1920, he took part in establishing the French Communist Party in the Tour Congress. In 1921, he founded the Union of French Colonial Nations; published the newspaper Le Paria in France (1922). In 1923, he became a member of the International Peasantry Committee. In 1924, he attended the Fifth Congress of Communist International and was appointed a standing member of the Oriental Department. In 1925, he participated in establishing the Union of Asian Oppressed Nations, and published the two famous books, The Indictment of French Colonialism (1925) and The Revolutionary Path (1927). (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 4In 1925, he founded the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth Association in Guangzhou province of China, and organized “Communist League” as the core of the association, which aimed at training communist cadres to lead the association and popularize Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam. On 3 February 1930, he presided the Party Founding Conference in Jiulong (Hong Kong, China). The Conference approved the Brief Political Platform, Brief Policy and the Party Statutes drafted by Ho Chi Minh. He gave an appeal on the occasion of the Communist Party of Vietnam (later renamed the Indochina Communist Party, the Vietnam Workers’ Party and nowadays the Communist Party of Vietnam). (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 5From 1930 to 1940, Ho Chi Minh engaged in activities to liberate the Vietnamese nationand other oppressed peoples under difficult conditions and hardships. In 1941, he returned Vietnam, convening the 8th Conference of the Central Committee of the Indochina Communist Party, deciding the way for national salvation, establishing the Vietnamese Independent Alliance Association (Viet Minh), building armed forces and revolutionary bases, leading the people to launch the uprisings and prepare the general insurrection to seize power throughout the country. After the August 1945 Revolution, on 2 September 1945, at Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; organized the free nationwide general selection to elect the National Assembly and approved the first democratic Constitution of Vietnam. The First National Assembly appointed Ho Chi Minh as the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1946). (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 6Together with the Party Central Committee, President Ho Chi Minh appealed and led the whole Party, the entire people and army to defeat all schemes of the imperialists, protecting and strengthening the revolutionary government. On 13 December 1946, he gave the appeal to raise the anti-French resistance war for the sake of national independence and freedom. Under the leadership of the Central Party Committee, headed by President Ho Chi Minh, our resistance war won a resounding victory at Dien Bien Phu (1954). After the Northern part of Vietnam was liberated (1955), the Party Central Committee and President Ho Chi Minh put forward the two strategic tasks for the Vietnamese revolution: carrying out the socialist revolution and building socialism in the North; and struggling to liberate the South and reunify the country, fulfilling the people’s national democratic revolution in the whole country. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 7With the Party Central Committee, President Ho Chi Minh guided the great resistance war of the Vietnamese people to fight against the American aggressors as well as led the cause of socialist renewal and construction in North Vietnam. President Ho Chi Minh creatively applied Marxism-Leninism into Vietnam’s specific conditions, setting up the sound guidelines to lead the Vietnamese evolution to greater victories. He was the founder of the Marxist-Leninist party in Vietnam of the Vietnamese National Unity Front, of the Vietnamese people’s army and of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, greatly contributing to strengthen international unity. He was a bright example of collectivism, sense of organization and revolutionary virtues. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 8President Ho Chi Minh was the great master of the Vietnamese revolution, the beloved leader of the Vietnamese working class and the entire nation, an eminent soldier, a brilliant activist of the international communist and national liberation movements. For Vietnamese people, President Ho Chi Minh has always been a shining symbol of revolutionary morality and an example of lifetime sacrifice and devotion to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation, wholeheartedly serving the Fatherland and the people. He left the generations of today and tomorrow with valuable spiritual heritages, known as the “Ho Chi Minh Era”, “Ho Chi Minh Thoughts”, the “Ho Chi Minh Style”, and “Ho Chi Minh Morals”. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 9As regards “thrift”, President Ho is a rare example of simplicity, as seen in his clothes, belongings or his residence. He also highlighted the need to practice thrift in work. For “integrity”, he never possessed any sense of self-interest. He always thought about how to make the people have a better life and that when “everyone has food and clothing, everyone can study.” When it came to “honesty”, President Ho remained a humble person who respected, loved, and cared for people from all walks of life, especially the poor. He always put the interests of the people first, and sacrificed his entire life to bringing independence and freedom to the Vietnamese people. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 10With the presence of senior Party and State leaders, a grand event to celebrate the 130th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2020).also saw the attendance of former leaders, local authorities, representatives of central government and mass organisations, as well as delegates from diplomatic missions and international organisations in Hanoi, former revolutionaries, representatives from the armed forces and people from all walks of life. Ho Chi Minh (alias Nguyen Sinh Cung, Nguyen Tat Thanh, and Nguyen Ai Quoc), was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien village, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. His father was a patriotic scholar, his mother was a farmer. His older sister and brother both took part in the anti-French movements and were imprisoned by the colonial administration. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 11. Attending the grand ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh on May 18, 2020 were General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong; former General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; former State President Tran Duc Luong; Former State President Truong Tan Sang; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Van An, former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung ... along with many leaders, former leaders of the Party and State, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations in Hanoi. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 12The grand ceremony also saw the presence of many revolutionary elders, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers; leaders of Cao Bang province, Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Hanoi, … On January 28th, 1941, after 30 years of leaving his hometown and traveling around the world to find the way to free the country from being occupied, Uncle Ho came back to the home country at Milestone 108. He chose Pac Bo, Cao Bang to be the first stop to lead the revolutionary boat of the nation. Here, he directly led the Vietnamese revolution, made many important decisions and together with the Party bringing prosperity to the nation and to the people. While driving the revolution in Cao Bang, he considered this land as his second home. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 13The grand ceremony was attended by about 2,000 delegates including leaders, former leaders of the Party, State, Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; members of the Party Central Committee working in Hanoi; representatives of leaders of Standing Committees of the National Assembly, departments, ministries, branches and central mass organizations; representatives of provinces and cities; head of diplomatic agencies and international organizations in Hanoi. President Ho Chi Minh is not only the beloved leader of the Vietnamese people, but also is an outstanding world celebrity, that is why many authors, among them politicians, cultural personalities, artists ... all of them praised him as a preeminent figure, a brilliant politician, a great example of personality. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 14In his journey to seek ways for national salvation, late President Ho Chi Minh travelled to various countries across the world. Everywhere he went to or even was yet to set foot, people developed strong sentiments and respect for him. The leader has become a special symbol in the hearts and minds of Vietnamese people and international friends. In June 1999, the International Who’s Who, a series of reference books of notable people worldwide, made a list of the 100 most influential figures of the 20th century, dubbed ‘The Millennium list’. President Ho Chi Minh was among the only three Asian people who made it into the list. The beloved leader of Vietnamese workers and people, and a communist, received praise internationally. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 15In his speech, General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong reviewed President Ho Chi Minh's glorious revolutionary life and career, and their close association with the brilliant milestones of the Vietnamese revolution. The Party General Secretary and State President affirmed that President Ho Chi Minh's life is the most noble symbol of Vietnamese patriotism and revolutionary heroism. “His name and career remain forever with our country, forever in the hearts of our people and those of mankind. He left for our Party, our people and both today and future’s generations a precious heritage of thought, an example of morality and style and a very bright lifestyle,” the top leader said. He affirmed that President Ho Chi Minh's thought is forever illuminating the way for the revolutionary careers of the Vietnamese Party and people, as well as contributing to the common struggle of peoples around the world in the fight for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 16Highlighting the great value from the lessons about Party building left by President Ho Chi Minh, the President emphasised that being the founder and mentor of the Party, President Ho Chi Minh always devoted special attention to Party building, so that the Vietnamese Party is truly pure and strong and a revolutionary, ethical, and civilised party. Expressing his deep gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh, President Trong affirmed that every victory and progress of the Vietnamese revolution is associated with the great efforts of President Ho Chi Minh and the lead of Ho Chi Minh Thought. In the Doi Moi (renovation) process, in the face of complicated developments in the world as well as domestic difficulties, the Party has been steadfast in adhering to Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, while adjusting them in a creative manner into the nation’s practices to achieve significant achievements. From a poor and backward country, Vietnam has risen to a middle-income developing country. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 17In his whole life, President Ho Chi Minh gave great sentiments to youngsters and children. Uncle Ho had a strong belief that the young generation is the major force for the national construction and defence. Fifty years after his passing away, Vietnamese children and young people always remember his teachings and apply them into their life and study. To explore how history and knowledge of the late leader are integrated into the main and extracurricular, reporters from Vietnam Plus had quick interviews with children and history teachers. In the photo: a performance of young artists in the grand ceremony marking the birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh on May 18, 2020. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 18President Ho Chi Minh is a Vietnamese national liberation hero and an outstanding promoter of Vietnamese and world culture. The President embraces, combines, and taps to the fullest cultural quintessence of the nation and the time, the East and the West, the ancient and the contemporary, the bravery and humanity, and the great and the modest. President Ho Chi Minh is an endless source of inspiration for struggles for national liberation, social liberation, class liberation, and human liberation and also an endless source of inspiration for writers, poets, journalists, and artists. President Ho Chi Minh’s thought on national solidarity, compassion, tolerance, and humanity moves the hearts of peoples of different nationalities, classes, and religions around the world. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Grand ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday hinh anh 19The name “Ho Chi Minh” is familiar to people in every country. Late Cuban President Fidel Castro said that the eternal glory belongs to President Ho Chi Minh and that he is the greatest example of a great revolutionary who is loved and respected not only by Vietnamese people but the people of many other countries. With his spirit and talent, he led his people liberating them from imperialist oppression to create an immortal image in the minds and hearts of Vietnamese patriots. He also embraces great internationalism spirit devoting to the faith of life of other brotherly nations and to the noble goal of people around the five continents. (Photo: Vietnam+)

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