|Deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyễn Thị Lệ and Phan Nguyễn Như Khuê, head of the city's Party Committee's Department of Publicity and Education view photo exhibition "50-Year Implementation of President Hồ Chí Minh’s Testament at Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
HCM CITY — HCM City is hosting a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the August Revolution, on August 19, and the Independence Day, on September 2.
The city on Friday launched a photo exhibition 50 Năm Thực Hiện Di Chúc Chủ Tịch Hồ Chí Minh (50-Year Implementation of President Hồ Chí Minh’s Testament) at Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1.
The exhibition showcases a collection of more than 100 black-and-white and colour photos and documents on late President Hồ Chí Minh and the city named after the President.
On display are photos and documents on the life and career of the President, as well as the testament typed and signed by the President under the witness of the then First Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Lê Duẩn, in May 1965.
The photos also recall the resistance war led by the Communist Party of Việt Nam to liberate the country during the August Revolution in 1945.
Besides, the exhibition displays images featuring HCM City’s achievements in economy, society and culture, and international integration.
Phan Nguyễn Như Khuê, head of the city's Party Committee's Department of Publicity and Education, spoke at the exhibition’s opening ceremony that, “President Hồ Chí Minh’s testament shows his wish, love, will, faith, and responsibility to the nation, people and revolutionary career.”
“Following the President’s testament, the city’s Party Committee, authorities and people were and are promoting their creativity and dynamism in the cause of innovating and building the city into a centre of economy, culture, education and training, science and technology, and international integration, and into a smart city,” he said.
Lê Kim Kháng, a veteran of District 1, said “President Hồ Chí Minh’s testament is the big lesson to the city’s Party Committee, authorities and people. Young generations should learn from the testament to build HCM City into a friendly, beautiful, civilised and modern city.”
Another exhibition installed along Đồng Khởi Street in District 1 displays 50 photos that depict the city’s activities of caring for war invalids and families of martyrs and those who sacrificed their lives for the national independence.
Photos on the city’s social affairs and programme on new-style rural area building are featured as well.
The city’s Youth Cultural House in District 1 showcases images of youth volunteer campaigns like Hành Quân Xanh (Green March), Mùa Hè Xanh (Green Summer), Kỳ Nghỉ Hồng (Pink Vacation), Hoa Phượng Đỏ (Red Flamboyant) and Tiếp Sức Mùa Thi (Assistance during Exam Season).
The three exhibitions remain open until September 15.
The city will host a live performance featuring dance and songs praising late President Hồ Chí Minh and the city at Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street on September 2.
The performance will feature veteran and young singers, as well as amateur singers from the Youth Cultural House and the districts’ cultural houses.
Firework performances will be held from 9pm to 9:30pm on September 2 at Thủ Thiêm Tunnel in District 2, Landmark Tower in Bình Thạnh District and Đầm Sen Theme Park in District 11. — VNS