|Honouring sacrifice: HCM City Book Street in District 1 will host talks by authors and art exhibitions in celebration of the 70th War Invalids and War Martyrs Day on July 27. — VNS Photo Anh Vũ|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Book Street in HCM City’s District 1 will celebrate the 70th War Invalids and War Martyrs Day on July 27 from July 21-30 with the theme “When Drinking Water, Think of its Source”.
On the first day of the event, veterans and witnesses of war will share stories with young readers to help them understand the sacrifice of war heroes who shed their blood for national freedom and independence.
On July 27, visitors will have a chance to talk with artist Đặng Ái Việt who has painted 100 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers.
Former Côn Đảo prisoners will also take part in activities on July 29, with the introduction of the book Ngục Tù, Thơ Ca và Tiếng Nhạc (Prison, Poems and Music).
The final activity of the event will be a talk with writer and journalist Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hải about her book Tôi Chết, Bắt Đầu Thế Giới Sống (I Died, The World Started Living).
There will also be exhibitions of Ái’s paintings of heroic mothers and display of 100 books about President Hồ Chí Minh, war heroes and heroic mothers, among others.
Children of war martyrs, war heroes and invalids will receive gifts and book vouchers when visiting Book Street during the event. — VNS