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Music show and activities to honour General Giáp

Update: August, 11/2018 - 09:00
General Võ Nguyên Giáp (fourth from right) discusses strategy with members of the Điện Biên Phủ Strategy Directing Board in March 1954. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG BÌNH — A special music show dedicated to Gerneral Võ Nguyên Giáp will be held at the Culture Centre of the central province of Quảng Bình on August 18, local authorities have confirmed.

The show aims to celebrate 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2), the 107th birthday (August 25) and fifth anniversary of the death (October 4) of General Võ Nguyên Giáp, who was born in the province, said Trần Vũ Khiêm, director of the province’s Culture and Sports Department.

The show titled Hát Câu Hò Khoan Nhớ Về Đại Tướng (Singing Folk Songs to Remember the General) expresses the appreciation of Quảng Bình’s people for the General.

It will feature Lệ Thủy folk songs to praise traditional culture.

On August 25, the General’s birthday, various activities will be organised at the General’s homeland, Lộc Thủy Commune, Lệ Thủy District, including an incense procession at the General’s tomb site at Vũng Chùa–Đảo Yến in Quảng Trạch District, the General’s photo procession from the Memorial House in Lộc Thủy Commune to the Traditional House at the Lệ Thủy District’s centre.

On this occasion, Lệ Thủy District will host a photo exhibition featuring local tourism potential, visit families and revolutionaries, and hold a swimming race, a traditional boat race on Kiên Giang River and a volleyball tournament.

An exchange show between veteran revolutionaries and young people themed "General Võ Nguyên Giáp in the Youth’s Hearts" will be held at Lệ Thủy District’s Culture-Sport Centre on August 20.

General Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911-2013) was a Vietnamese general and a politician who is considered one of the greatest military strategiests of the 20th century. He first gained prominence as the military leader of the Việt Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Việt Nam and was a crucial military commander in two wars: the French Resistance War (1946-54) and the American War (1955-75). He made great contributions in various historically significant battles: Lạng Sơn (1950), Hòa Bình (1951–52), Điện Biên Phủ (1954), the Tết Offensive in Huế (1968), the Easter Offensive in Hà Nội (1972) and the final Hồ Chí Minh Campaign to liberate Sài Gòn (1975). — VNS

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