|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng visits the Commemoration House for General Nguyễn Chí Thanh on his 50th death anniversary. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Thursday offered incense to late General Nguyễn Chí Thanh, a man who was closely attached to Việt Nam’s victories during struggle against France and the first years of war against the US.
Visiting the Commemoration House for General Nguyễn Chí Thanh on his 50th death anniversary, the Party leader viewed images, documents and items related to the life and career of the General, a great revolutionary and excellent student of President Hồ Chí Minh.
General Nguyễn Chí Thanh was born on January 1, 1914 in Quảng Điền district, the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
He joined the Communist Party of Indochina when he was 20. He held many important position in the Party, State and army, including the Chairman of the General Department of Politics of the Việt Nam People’s Army and head of the Party Central Committee’s Agriculture Commission.
His service significantly contributed to the growth of the Việt Nam People’s Army, as well as the development of agriculture and other sectors.
During his 30 year-plus revolutionary career, he was a model of fighting selfishness, corruption and wastefulness, as well as a pioneer in following President Hồ Chí Minh’s moral example. — VNS