Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The original version of Đường Kách Mệnh (Revolutionary Path) book written by President Hồ Chí Minh will be displayed for the first time at a special exhibition in Hà Nội on October 10.
Entitled Light from the Revolutionary Path, the exhibition will be held at the Việt Nam National Museum of History to mark the 90th anniversary of the first publication of the book.
With more than 150 documents, artefacts, and photos, the exhibition will introduce to the public the book’s great significance as well as the revolutionary generation’s contribution - the first “red seeds” that Nguyễn Ái Quốc, an alias of Hồ Chí Minh, germinated for the Vietnamese Revolution, according to Nguyễn Văn Cường, the museum’s director.
“This book helps the young generation learn more about the leader’s great ideas, vision and revolutionary methods,” he said. “Thereby, it contributes to arouse patriotism, national pride to protect and build the country.”
An original: A page from Đường Kách Mệnh (Revolutionary Path) written by President Hồ Chí Minh. — Photo courtesy of the museum
The book included lectures by Nguyễn Ái Quốc at training courses for staff of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League, held in Guangzhou, China, between 1925 and 1927. The first printed versions were moved secretly to French contgrolled Việt Nam before 1930.
The book is said to be one of the great works in terms of revolutionary theory and practice. Through the book, Nguyễn Ái Quốc, the first Vietnamese communist, presented the essence of Marxist-Leninist revolutionary doctrine and the Vietnamese revolution’s basic development direction in the most intelligible way.
This book played an important role in propagating Marxism-Leninism in Việt Nam in the late 1920s. Following the guiding line of Revolutionarfy Path, the first students came back to Viet Nam to prepare for the foundation of the Việt Nam Communist Party in 1930. They also led the suiccessful August General Uprising in 1945 to found the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam and open a new era in the nation’s history.
The book currently stored at the museum is one of the few original prints of 1927 and was recognised as a National Treasure in 2012.
The exhibition will also introduce some objects used by Communist Party’s leaders and soldiers between 1925-1945. A documentary film will also be shown. — VNS