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Photos salute capital chairman

Update: January, 14/2012 - 08:59


Riding the wave: The first chairman of the former Ha Noi Administration Committee, Tran Duy Hung, rides in a Liberation Day parade on October 10, 1954. The photo is one of many on display in an exhibition dedicated to his life and career. — File Photo
HA NOI — The life and career of the late medical doctor Tran Duy Hung are vividly depicted through hundreds of photos that are on display at an ongoing exhibition in the capital.

An activity to commemorate his 100th birthday on January 16, Dr Tran Duy Hung – A Hanoian, is divided into three themes: Que Huong – Gia Dinh (Homeland – Family), Tu Ha Noi Den Chien Khu Viet Bac (From Ha Noi to Viet Bac Military Base), and Vi Chu Tich Thu Do Duoc Dan Tin Yeu (Hanoian People's Beloved Chairman).

Hung joined social movements with students and intellectuals to support the revolution and protest against French colonialism, and he was also the leader of Huong Dao Sinh Bac Ky, – a student movement in the North.

He became the first Chairman of the Ha Noi Administration Committee (former name of the current Ha Noi People's Committee) in August, 1945 for one year, and held the position again from 1954-77.

During his terms in office, Hung made several breakthrough policies which helped improve the city's socio-economy.

General Vo Nguyen Giap acclaimed Hung as "a great intellectual who has a positive influence on future young generations".

Thanks to his significant contribution to the revolution and to Ha Noi's development, he was granted the noble Ho Chi Minh Medal in 2005. His name has also been given to one of the biggest roads in the city.

The exhibition is open to the public until next Monday at 93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ha Noi. — VNS

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