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President pays tribute to nation founders

Update: April, 06/2017 - 17:00
People from different corners of the country flock to the Hùng Kings Temple to commemorate the death of the Hùng Kings.
Viet Nam News

PHÚ THỌ — President Trần Đại Quang attended a grand ceremony held in the northern midland province of Phú Thọ on Thursday (the 10th day of the third lunar month) to commemorate the death anniversary of Hùng Kings - the legendary founders of of the nation. 

President Quang, together with other Party and State leaders and local officials offered incense, flowers and fruits to the national founders at the Hùng Kings Temple, the national special relic site, on Nghĩa Lĩnh Mountain. 

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Phú Thọ Province Bùi Minh Châu delivered a eulogy praising the kings for founding and protecting the nation, affirming that Lạc Hồng descendant generations will unite together, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, to overcome difficulties and seize opportunities to build a prosperous and civilised nation, making contributions to peace and friendship in the region and the world as well. 

Afterwards, President Quang and delegates laid wreaths at the tomb of the 6th Hùng King and offered flowers in tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh. 

Following the incense-offering ceremony, millions of Vietnamese people across the country and abroad paid homage to the nation founders at the temple complex. 

The same day, provinces and cities nationwide held a wide range of activities in commemoration of the Hùng Kings. 

The worshipping rituals of the Hùng Kings are closely related to the ancestral worship traditions of most Vietnamese families, an important part of people’s spiritual life. It was recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012. 

According to the organisers, some eight million domestic and foreign visitors have flocked to the Hùng Kings Temple those days. 

On this occasion, Presiden Quang also visited and worked with the provincial police force, asking the local security force to tackle sophisticated emerging issues in a timely manner while stepping up the fight against crimes. 

Party and force building is another important task of the provincial police force, he added. — VNS

 

President Trần Đại Quang (in black suit, centered) attends a grand ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Hùng Kings.
President Trần Đại Quang offers incense to commemorate the death anniversary of Hùng Kings. — Photos Nhan Sáng

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