Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A special musical programme titled Ký Ức Thời Hoa Lửa to celebrate the 71st Việt Nam War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947) took place last night at the Friendship Cultural Palace.
Jointly organised by Nhân Dân (The People) newspaper, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam Television, the event was attended by Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Trần Quốc Vượng, other state leaders, former leaders and heroic mothers, as well as representatives of the martyrs’ and invalids’ families.
Addressing the event, member of the Party Central Committee and editor-in-chief of The People newspaper, Thuận Hữu, confirmed that paying tribute to the ancestors is a thousand-year tradition in Việt Nam.
“This special music show aims to pay tribute to those who contributed to the revolution, demonstrating the gratitude of the Vietnamese people. We are also calling for donations and support for thousands of veterans, former youth volunteers and families living in difficult conditions throughout the nation,” he said.
The editor-in-chief also emphasised that the event would contribute to educating the youth of today about tradition, patriotism, national pride and responsibility.
Ký Ức Thời Hoa Lửa was divided into two parts – the miraculous resistance wars of the nation, and ’Gratitude’, with various song and dance performances by renowned Vietnamese singers including Thanh Lam and Hồ Quỳnh Hương.
The organising board also presented gifts to three heroic mothers and 20 martyrs’ and invalids’ families.
Earlier yesterday, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân visited the National Archives Centre No.3 in Hà Nội where about 72,000 personal documents and items of those who served in the southern battlefield from 1959-1975 are archived.
The NA leader praised staff at the centre for managing such a large amount of historic documents that record the activities of central agencies and individuals since 1945.
She asked the NA Office to continue coordinating with the National Archives of Việt Nam to promote the value of the old documents and items. She also urged news outlets, particularly those at local levels, to provide more information about them so that those who served in the southern battlefield and their relatives can contact the centre to retrieve the items. — VNS