|Poster created to celebrate National Resistance Day. — Photo tuyengiao.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese painters at home and abroad are encouraged to create posters for the 70th anniversary of National Resistance Day on December 19.
The Ministry of Culture launched the painting contest yesterday in Hà Nội.
Both amateur and professional painters can join the contest. Entries will be used to celebrate the anniversary and on exhibition.
National Resistance Day marks the call issued by President Hồ Chí Minh in 1946, urging the people of Việt Nam to mount national resistance against the French, after the success of the 1945 August Revolution and establishment of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam. "The more concessions we make, the more the French colonialists encroach upon our rights, for they are determined to re-conquer our country," the President said.
Answering his appeal, the Vietnamese people united to defend the country’s independence and sovereignty. — VNS