BAC NINH — A ceremony was held in the northern province of Bac Ninh yesterday to mark the 100th birthday of Communist Party of Viet Nam late general secretary Nguyen Van Cu, who was born on July 9, 1912.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam attended the ceremony.
Addressing the event, Trong said Nguyen Van Cu – who was Party General Secretary from 1938 to 1941 – was a talented young leader during Viet Nam's revolution, and one of the outstanding students of President Ho Chi Minh, an eminent man of the nation, a resilient revolutionary soldier and an exemplary communist who devoted his life to struggle for the nation's independence and freedom and the people's happiness.
"This is an opportunity for the entire Party, people and army to better understand Cu's life and his great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the people," said Trong.
He went on to say that Nguyen Van Cu's creative approach to ideology helped solve many practical and theoretical issues in the context of Viet Nam's situation.
In 1939, at a time when the Second World War saw a struggle against fascism, the Vietnamese were also fighting French colonialists who oppressed democratic movements in Viet Nam and opposed the Communist Party openly.
Nguyen Van Cu, as the Party General Secretary, led a struggle on both theoretical and ideological fronts against the colonialists to consolidate solidarity and unity in the Party.
Trong said made important and sound decisions, contributing to the country's revolutionary strategies in the historic moment. Earlier, the nation's leaders offered incense at a memorial to Cu in his homeland in Phu Khe Commune, Tu Son Town, Bac Ninh Province. — VNS