Viet Nam News
THÁI BÌNH — A scientific workshop on distinguished communist revolutionary Nguyễn Đức Cảnh (1908-1932) was held yesterday to commemorate the 110th anniversary of his birth in his homeland in the northern province of Thái Bình.
The workshop gathered dozens of scholars from the Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, the Central Propaganda and Training Commission and leaders of Thái Bình Province.
Addressing the worshop, Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, director of the academy, confirmed that Cảnh is one of the initiators of the Việt Nam Communist Party.
“He is a brave communist, a moral leader of Việt Nam’s workers movement and trade union,” he said, “He is among the best students of President Hồ Chí Minh. His revolutionary life has engraved a deep mark on the revolutionary cause of the whole people, working class and the Việt Nam Communist Party.”
Though he led a short life of 24 years, he worked for the revolution for seven years, during which he adhered to communist ideals, always represented Việt Nam’s working class and devoted his whole life to the Central Party’s revolutionary cause for independence, national freedom and people’s happiness, Thắng said.
Thái Bình Provincial Party Secretary Phạm Văn Sinh said the workshop is a chance to review Nguyễn Đức Cảnh’s great contributions to the people’s revolution.
The workshop also helps evokes the patriotic tradition and nurtures revolutionary thoughts for people of various ages, he said.
At the workshop, scholars analysed the stages of the short life of the revolutionary and his place in Việt Nam’s revolution. They addressed topics such as Nguyễn Đức Cảnh as a typical veteran leader of Việt Nam’s Party and revolution; Nguyễn Đức Cảnh as a distinguished leader of the working class movement and trade unions; Nguyễn Đức Cảnh as an excellent student of Hồ Chí Minh and Nguyễn Đức Cảnh – an eminent person born in Thái Bình Province.
Cảnh was born on February 2nd, 1908 in Diêm Điền Village, in today’s Thái Thụy District of Thái Bình Province.
Being enlightened by the revolutionary ideology, he joined various patriotic movements in 1925-26 when he was studying in Thành Chung Nam Định High School. Then he joined the Việt Nam Youth Revolution Association, which was a turning point in his revolutionary life.
In 1928, he was assigned to work as Hải Phòng Party Secterary. In 1929, the working class movement had developed well and Cảnh had made lots of contributions to Tổng Công Hội Đỏ Bắc Kỳ (the early organisation of the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour).
In March 1929, at House No 5D, Hàm Long Street in Hà Nội, the first Communist unit in Việt Nam was established with eight members including Cảnh.
In June 1929, he was elected to be a provisionary member of Central Party of the Indochina Communist Party.
In April 1931, he was captured by the French. Though he was tortured by the invaders, he did not reveal any secrets of the Party. He was sentenced to death by the French and was killed in July 1932.
The province on the same day organised a worship ceremony at the museum dedicated to the leader in Diêm Điền Town. — VNS