Bùi Bằng Đoàn's daughter (third left) looks at a photo at the ceremony to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of her father.—VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp
HÀ NỘI — A ceremony to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee's former chairman Bùi Bằng Đoàn (September 19, 1889 - 2019) was held yesterday in Hà Nội.
The event was jointly held by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, the National Assembly, the State Presidency, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the capital city of Hà Nội.
Speaking at the ceremony, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said the anniversary was to commemorate the contributions of Bùi Bằng Đoàn to the people and the country’s revolution cause.
He was a true patriot who devoted his life to serve the nation and the people, she said.
Bùi Bằng Đoàn’s workmanship and simple lifestyle are an example for all officials and people of the nation to look up to.
Bùi Bằng Đoàn was the Chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee between 1946-1955.
During his time as head of the NA Standing Committee, Bùi Bằng Đoàn has always stood by the Government and President Hồ Chí Minh to perform the tasks assigned by the National Assembly.
During this time, in order to mobilise forces and support for the resistance war, he paid many visits to localities to talk to people.
During the resistance war, Bùi Bằng Đoàn made considerable contributions to the restructuring of the Government cabinet, as well as implemented effective economic, agricultural tax and land policies.
In late 1948, he became seriously ill. During his medical treatment, he still sent comments to the Government on the nation’s situation.
He died in 1955. — VNS