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Viet Nam marks President Ho's birth anniversary

Update: May, 20/2014 - 08:48
The content of the Politburo's Directive 03 asks the Government and State staff to turn the late president's thought into practical activities – making the Party clean and strong.— VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS) — The Party Central Committee's Secretariat yesterday held an online conference to celebrate the 124th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's birthday.

Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee, said the implementation of the Directive No 03 had been carried out properly.

The content of the Politburo's Directive 03 asks the Government and State staff to turn the late president's thought into practical activities – making the Party clean and strong.

Many localities had included the instruction's content in their annual plans and make it one of the major tasks, along with socio-economic development task.

Speaking at the conference, Politburo member Le Hong Anh praised the achievements by all levels of the state agencies and localities in the past three years.

On the same day, many activities were carried out across the country to mark the late president's birthday.

Also, more than 500 domestic and foreign delegations visited the Kim Lien relic site in central Nghe An Province's Nam Dan district to offer incense to President Ho Chi Minh.

To mark the late President's birthday, the annual Sen Village Festival was held in the province's Vinh City on May 18-19. A film on the late President is also being screened.

More than 100 photos along with numerous books and newspapers featuring the life and revolutionary activities of President Ho are on display in Paris.

The exhibition, jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Viet Nam Cultural Centre in France, was opened on May 17.

The exhibition, which lasts until June 4, also highlights the beauty of Viet Nam and its people, cultural and natural heritage.

A ceremony to mark the birthday was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria. Members of the Vietnamese community and agencies took part.

Ambassador Vu The Hiep laid a wreath at Ho Chi Minh Avenue in the capital city of Algiers.

On May 17, the Vietnamese Embassy in Britain paid floral tribute to President Ho in front of the former Carlton Hotel in London, where the President worked during his early years.

At the event, representatives of the embassy announced that Vinh City in central Nghe An Province and Newhaven in East Sussex county would sign a sister city agreement on May 25. Newhaven was allegedly the first stop of President Ho Chi Minh when he arrived in Britain in 1913. — VNS

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