Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng meets local residents yesterday in Phật Tích Commune of Tiên Du District, northern Bắc Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
BẮC NINH – A celebration of the great national unity bloc and the 86th anniversary of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) was held yesterday in Phật Tích Commune of Tiên Du District, northern Bắc Ninh Province.
At the event, which was also attended by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, local residents were reminded of the development of the Việt Nam National United Front – the VFF’s predecessor founded by the Communist Party of Việt Nam and then President Hồ Chí Minh on November 18, 1930.
Under different names over the past 86 years, the Front has brought into play Việt Nam’s traditional unity and patriotism and gathered people from all strata to defeat invaders and retake national independence.
Speaking to residents in Phật Tích, Party General Secretary Trọng praised the solidarity, efforts and achievements that the local Party committees, administration, VFF chapter and people have obtained.
He highlighted local improved infrastructure, more industrial parks, good economic growth, stable social situation, and rising per capita income. Various activities have also been organised in response to VFF-launched movements.
He underscored the VFF’s significance to the national unity as seen through various initiatives today such as the great national unity festival, or movements calling for people’s joint efforts to practise civilised lifestyles, and build new-style rural areas and civilised cities.
The Party chief also sent congratulations to VFF staff nationwide on the occasion the great national unity festival.
During his stay in Phật Tích Commune, he offered incense and planted trees at Phật Tích Pagoda, a national historical and cultural relict site of special importance.
On the same day, Trương Thị Mai, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, attended a similar ceremony held in Vĩnh Phúc Province.
Speaking to authorities and people of the province at the event in Vân Giữa Village, Vân Hội Commune, Tam Dương District, Mai said it would require the efforts of the whole community to tackle common issues.
She also called on every resident of the locality to continue to contribute to the building of a civilised rural environment free of social evils. — VNS