Exhibition on General Võ Nguyên Giáp opens in Điện Biên

March 15, 2022 - 09:04

A poetry photographic exhibition honouring the historic victory of Điện Biên Phủ and the life of General Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911-2013) opened in Điện Biên Province on March 13.

The exhibition brings many different emotions to visitors. VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư

ĐIỆN BIÊN — A poetry photographic exhibition honouring the historic victory of Điện Biên Phủ battle and the life of General Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911-2013) opened in Điện Biên Province on sunday.

"Theo Dấu chân Đại tướng" (In the Footsteps of the General) will run until April 25 at the Museum of Điện Biên Phủ Victory,.

It includes 110 poems by teacher-poetess- journalist Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Dung, who had the opportunity to meet and write many poems about the talented general over more than 20 years, along with photos by journalist Trần Hồng.

Dung said she had many chances to hear the General's stories about his life and career.

Meeting him and witnessing the daily life of his family inspired her to write these poems, she revealed.

As a teacher, Dung felt that many students do not have a love for history. She believes that learning through poetic works can help students memorise and promote their love for the nation's history.

Some poetic works on display at the exhibition. VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư

Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, vice director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the exhibition marks the 68th anniversary of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory, aiming to give visitors a better understanding on the life and career of General Giáp and the glorious tradition of the Việt Nam People’s Army, inspiring young people to build a strong and prosperous nation.

The exhibition consists of three themes.

The first theme titled Way to the Historic Victory of Điện Biên Phủ" introduces the scenes of the Điện Biên Phủ military campaign under the command of Gen Giáp.

The second theme General in the Hearts of the People" features the simple and everyday moments of the legendary general.

The third theme Shining for Thousands of Years" affirms the sentiments of the people for Gen Giáp and pays tribute to his great contributions to national liberation and reunification.

On the same day, the 2022 Hoa Ban Festival also began with a special art programme themed “Beautiful Land of Bauhinia”, at the May 7 Square in Điện Biên Phủ City, the province’s capital.

The annual festival, named after the region’s signature flower hoa ban (bauhinia), features unique cultural life in the north and northwestern region, home to about 19 ethnic minorities including the Thái and the Mông. — VNS