Ben Tre organizes ceremony marking poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday

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A ceremony marking World Cultural Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday was held at his tomb and monument that was recognized as a special national historical relic site in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on June 30.
Ben Tre organizes ceremony marking poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday ảnh 1  State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to commemorate World Cultural Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu.
The event is one of the important activities of Vietnam's commitment to UNESCO's actions in honoring World Cultural Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu.
Attending the event was State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Tran Thanh Man, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai, Head of the Central Committee's Commission for Propaganda and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia,former National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, former Politburo member and former Standing member of the Party Secretariat Le Hong Anh, Secretary of the Party Committee of Ben Tre Province Le Duc Tho, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ben Tre Province Tran Ngoc Tam, and UNESCO Representative in Vietnam, Christian Manhart.
Speaking at the ceremony, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc honored the patriotism and spirit of solidarity of the poet. He is not only a great culturist and poet but also a typical example for people with disabilities. Despite his blindness, he was known as an exemplary teacher and a popular medical practitioner.
UNESCO honored Vietnamese poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu for the values of humanity and immortal cultural values of his literary works.
Ben Tre organizes ceremony marking poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday ảnh 2 Representative of UNESCO hands over certificate recognizing Vietnamese poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu as World Cultural Celebrity to Ben Tre Province.
The UNESCO's recognition of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu as a World Cultural Celebrity and the celebration of his 200th birth anniversary is a pride for the country in general and Ben Tre Province particularly, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Ngoc Tam.
On behalf of the Party, Government and people of Ben Tre Province, he expressed his sincere thanks to local and international organizations, experts and scientists for their help in completing the dossier seeking UNESCO recognition.
Secretary of the Party Committee of Ben Tre Province, Le Duc Tho also extended his thanks to UNESCO, UNESCO member states, and the Vietnamese National Commission for UNESCO, the ministries and Central agencies, and scientists at home and abroad for their support the locality to preserve and promote values of cultural heritages of Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s literary and poetic works.
Ben Tre organizes ceremony marking poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday ảnh 3 State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers gifts o leaders of Ben Tre Province.
Ben Tre organizes ceremony marking poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday ảnh 4 An art performance at the ceremony
On this occasion, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered gifts to leaders of Ben Tre Province.
Some programs of activities marking the poet’s birthday were previously organized, inclduing international seminar themed “Great celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu at present”, a photo exhibition of the life and literature career of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu, the release of a new book of world’s great celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ben Tre Marathon 2022, a cooking performance of 222 dishes made of coconut that was awarded Vietnam’s and world's records by the World Records Union (WorldKings) and the Vietnam Record Association (VietKings).

By Quoc Hung, Phan Huy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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