New book chronicles President Hồ's commitment to health, exercise

July, 09/2022 - 08:18
A soon-to-be released book will offer readers chance to learn more about how President Hồ Chí Minh cares about physical exercise and sport.

HÀ NỘI — A soon-to-be released book will offer readers a chance to learn more about how President Hồ Chí Minh cared about physical exercise and sport.

The 600-page book, entitled Chủ Tịch Hồ Chí Minh Với Thể Dục Thể Thao (President Hồ Chí Minh with Sport and Physical Training), will unveil several historical facts never before disclosed. The bilingual Vietnamese-English book also features the teachings of Uncle Hồ on physical training. The publication is expected to be a handbook for all classes of State officers, soldiers and people seeking to improve their physical training, following President Hồ’s example.

Cover of the special book 'Chủ Tịch Hồ Chí Minh Với Thể Dục Thể Thao' (President Hồ Chí Minh with Sport and Physical Training). — Photo courtesy of the publisher

During his life, President Hồ always maintained his self-discipline to exercise to improve his health, aiming to devote himself to serve the country and his people. Positively and creatively, he exercised in any circumstance, even when he was jailed.

According to President Hồ health enhancement is the duty of every patriot.

“Maintaining democracy, building the country, creating a new life, everything requires health to be successful. Every weak citizen means the whole country is weak, every healthy citizen means the whole country is healthy. Therefore, exercising and improving health is the duty of every patriot,” he wrote in his “A Call for All People to Exercise" released in March 27, 1946.

His enthusiasm to do physical exercises and practice sports has inspired many younger generations to follow.

In this file photo, President Hồ Chí Minh does exercise with dumbbells. — Photo courtesy of the publisher

The book will be released on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the day when President Hồ delivered his speech declaring Vietnamese independence on Ba Đình Square, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam, now the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam (2/9/1945-2022).

The book has been published thanks to the joint efforts of the Historical Heritage of President Hồ Chí Minh at the Presidential Palace, the Sports and Tourism Publishing House, and the Institute of Educational and Environmental Science.

The special publication will be presented and introduced to visitors of the Historical Heritage of President Hồ.

Anyone wishing to learn more about President Hồ’s life, career and his revolutionary ideology, can also purchase the book by dialing hotline 0967186597, or on website Vivina.net. — VNS

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