(VOVworld) – A delegation of party, state, government, National Assembly, and Vietnam Fatherland Front senior officials paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on Sunday to mark his 124th birthday.
The 33rd singing festival of the Sen village, the home village of President Ho Chi Minh opened the same day in Nghe An province. Screening of films about President Ho Chi Minh will begin in Nam Dan district. Ho Chi Minh city launched a movement to plant trees. Delegates planted 316 yellow apricot trees, symbolizing the 316 years of establishment and development of Ho Chi Minh city. Tran Thi Thanh Ha is a teacher: “The tree planting movement teaches young people and students about President Ho Chi Minh’s teaching about keeping the environment clean. In school, we have a subject on environmental protection.”
A photo exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam’s cultural heritage” opened at Vietnam Culture Center in Paris, featuring the revolutionary life of the President. It also introduces the beauty of Vietnam and Vietnam’s policies to preserve and protect its cultural and natural heritages. Nguyen Thuy Duc is acting director of the Ho Chi Minh Museum: “The more than 100 photos on display introduce to Vietnamese people in France and French people President Ho Chi Minh’s concern for cultural heritages. Through this exhibition, we hope that more overseas Vietnamese and French people will come to Vietnam, strengthening the bonds between our two countries.”
President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday was celebrated at St. Petersburg National University in Russia with the participation of a large number of Vietnamese and Russian students.
Vietnamese embassy staff, students and businesspeople in Laos on Saturday burned incense to pay tribute to the late President at a memorial site in Kham Muon province.