|Children visit the memorial space themed “Uncle Hồ with Children” at the HCM City Children Cultural House. Photo courtesy of the organisers
HCM CITY — A memorial space themed "Uncle Hồ with Children" has opened at the HCM City Children Cultural House.
The venue is set up by the Standing Committee of the Hồ Chí MInh Communist Youth Union and the Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneer Organisation of HCM City.
The work marks President Hồ Chí Minh’s 131st birthday (May 19) and 80th anniversary of establishment of the Hồ Chí Minh Young Pioneer Organisation (May 15), and 45th anniversary of the city named after the President (July 2).
The memorial space consists of a “Uncle Hồ with Children” statue, a worship room, and an exhibition space featuring the President’s life and career and the love between the President and children.
The statue by artist Diệp Minh Châu and the worship room are set up on the first floor of the cultural house.
The exhibition space on the second floor showcases images, paintings, and documents of the life and career of the President, and important milestones of his historic journey to seek ways to liberate the country from colonialism.
The venue shows documents and images of President Hồ’s activities together with children, and his poems and songs sent to children on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the school year’s opening.
The activities between the President and international children during diplomatic visits are featured as well.
The space is set up with interactive smart boards for visitors to easily find information, watch documentaries and movies, and listen to songs about the President.
It also provides a wide range of books telling stories about President Hồ and the Young Pioneer Organisation. VNS