|Patriotic scholar Huỳnh Thúc Kháng (1876-1947)|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The celebration of patriotic scholar Huỳnh Thúc Kháng’s (1876-1947) 140th birthday anniversary will take place in the central province of Quảng Nam on October 1.
The celebration aims to honour Kháng’s contributions to the country and people of Việt Nam, as well as to nurture and inform the patriotism of Vietnam’s younger generations.
A variety of activities will be organised, including a national scientific conference, a screening of a documentary about his life and career broadcast on national and provincial TV channels and a visit to his grave on Thiên Ân Mountain, Sơn Tịnh District.
Huỳnh Thúc Kháng was born in 1876 in Thanh Bình Hamlet, Tiên Cảnh Commune in Quảng Nam Province.
After the success of August 1945 Revolution, President Hồ Chí Minh invited him to participate in the government, and Kháng once acted as a standing-president of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam for Hồ Chí Minh while Hồ was in France.
He also was the chief editor of Tiếng Dân (Voice of People), a newspaper operated by patriotic scholars in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province. He served as minister of the interior in the first independent Việt Nam government. — VNS