Young visitors learn about President Hồ Chí Minh through the book exhibition 50 Years of Implementing President Hồ Chí Minh’s Testament in HCM City. The event features more than 900 books on the President’s life and revolutionary career. — VNS Photo Thu Hoài
HCM CITY — A book exhibition featuring President Hồ Chí Minh has opened at the HCM City Academy of Politics as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 44th anniversary of Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1).
The event, called “50 Năm Thực Hiện Di Chúc Chủ Tịch Hồ Chí Minh, 1969-2019” (50 Years of Implementing President Hồ Chí Minh’s Testament), features more than 900 books on the President’s life and revolutionary career.
Featured works were written by the President, who began writing his will in May 1965 and finished it in May 1969, four months before he passed away.
This special historic document has become a guideline for Việt Nam’s revolution and development.
The exhibition includes many books and documents on the President’s ideology and testament written by veteran authors and historians such as Sơn Tùng and Trần Văn Giàu. Phan Công Khanh, deputy director of the academy, said:”The exhibition aims to celebrate the 50-year implementation of the late leader’s testament, highlighting the values of his ideology for young generations today.”
He added that the event would contribute to Việt Nam Book Day, which opened in the city last weekend and encourages reading habit in the community, particularly among young people.
“I studied writings by President Hồ Chí Minh at school. Books by the President left a very strong impression on readers of different generations, particularly residents of Hồ Chí Minh City — the city was named after him,” said visitor Nguyễn Thị Hằng, a first year student at the HCM City University of Social Science and Humanities.
The exhibition will close on May 2. — VNS