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Photo exhibit celebrates 90th anniversary of Việt Nam Central Women’s Union

Update: October, 20/2020 - 08:46

 

A photo exhibition about the history and development of the Việt Nam Central Women’s Union is being held as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the union’s establishment (1930-2020) and 10th aniversary of Việt Nam Women’s Day (October 20). VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hương

HCM CITY — A photo exhibition about the history and development of the Việt Nam Central Women’s Union opened on Monday in HCM City as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the union’s establishment and the 10th anniversary of Việt Nam Women’s Day (October 20). 

The event, called Dấu Ấn Vàng Son (Golden Moments), features 200 black-and-white and colour photos highlighting the contributions of Vietnamese women during the country’s history and development. 

Photos capture the heroic, brave spirit and sacrifices of southern women during the wars against the French and American forces. Works displaying the fighting done by women in Sài Gòn-Gia Định (now HCM City) are also featured.

The event also includes a series of colour photos capturing the union’s recent developments. Many pictures portray the creativity of southern women to build their land. 

“I understand more about the country’s history and contributions of Việt Nam Central Women’s Union,” said Trần Thị Bảo Trân, a second-year student at the HCM City University of Economy, who visited the exhibition’s opening ceremony on Monday morning. 

 

The exhibits help the city residents learn more about the country’s history and contributions of the Việt Nam Central Women’s Union. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hương

Trân and her friends viewed photos about southern women who took part in a special force known as Đội Quân Tóc Dài (Long-Haired Army), formed in the Đồng Khởi Movement throughout the South in the 1960s. 

The force was led by heroine Nguyễn Thị Định. They surprised, confused and terrified the enemy.

In 2018, they were granted the title of the Hero of the People's Armed Forces by the Government as recognition of their outstanding contributions. 

“I heard many legendary stories about the females of the Đội Quân Tóc Dài who are a symbol of the tradition of the whole national unity in fighting against invaders - women also fought back when the enemy came to their house. Today, I saw photos of them in the past,” said Trân.

 

HCM City has organised several cultural activities to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the union’s establishment (1930-2020) and 10th anniversary of Việt Nam Women’s Day (October 20). — Photo courtesy of the organiser

The exhibition, organised by the city People’s Committee, is being held at Chi Lăng Park and on Đồng Khởi Street in District 1. It will run through October 30. — VNS

 

 

 

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