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Exemplary followers of late President’s teachings honoured

Update: August, 20/2019 - 09:05
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc speaks at an event in Hà Nội yesterday to honour role models from across the country in studying and following the ideology, morality and lifestyle of late President Hồ Chí Minh. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

HÀ NỘI – An exchange programme was held in Hà Nội yesterday to honour role models from across the country in studying and following the ideology, morality and lifestyle of late President Hồ Chí Minh (1890 – 1969).

The event was held after three years of implementing a Politburo directive on studying and following the late leader’s ideology, morality and style. It was also an activity to mark 50 years of the country’s realisation of his testament.

In his speech, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said President Hồ Chí Minh is always a bright symbol of revolutionary ethics, lifelong dedication to the Party and the nation’s revolution, and wholehearted devotion to the Fatherland and the people.

The late leader left an extremely valuable spiritual asset which is his ideology, morality and lifestyle to future generations, the PM said, noting the values of his teachings remain intact and his aspirations are still the momentum for efforts and activities of Vietnamese people nowadays.

PM Phúc emphasised that studying and following Hồ Chí Minh’s ideology, morality and lifestyle are important, regular and long-term tasks of Party units and authorities at all levels, socio-political organisations, State agencies, along with each Party official and member, helping with building the Party and the political system and improving Vietnamese people to meet the requirements for sustainable development.

At the event, the Government leader hailed the exemplary collectives and individuals, adding that through these role models, patriotism, the love of people and revolutionary ethics will spread, thus creating a driving force for the country’s industrialisation, modernisation and integration into the world, while helping promote Việt Nam’s stature in the international arena so the country can soon be “on par with powerful nations across the five continents” as aspired by President Hồ Chí Minh.

Pay tribute

PM Phúc yesterday offered incense in tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at House 67 inside the Presidential Palace complex in Hà Nội, where the nation’s beloved leader breathed his last.

The tribute was part of activities to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) and 50 years of implementing the President’s testament (1969-2019).

The PM asked staff at the President Hồ Chí Minh relic site to continue preserving the belongings of the late President and promote studying and following his thought, morality and lifestyle.

Hồ Chí Minh led the revolution to gain independence for Việt Nam from France in August 1945 and later became President of the country. He began writing his testament in May 1965 and finished it in May 1969 – four months before he passed away. The special historic document has become a guideline for Việt Nam’s revolution and development during the past 50 years. VNS

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