Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his deputies on August 30 lit incense in memory of late President Ho Chi Minh at his memorial house, preserved in his honor in the grounds of the Presidential Palace.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung burns incense to honor late President Ho Chi Minh on August 28 (Photo: VNA)|
The delegation expressed respect and gratitude for the late President’s contributions to national liberation and construction, stating that he was both a man of culture and a hero who made the Vietnamese nation shine in the eyes of the world.
The Memorial House’s director Bui Kim Hong told the delegation that each year more than 2 million people visited the house.
“We, staff and cadres at this historical site pledge to do our best to maintain and conserve these precious objects for future generations,” Hong said.
Earlier on August 29, a ceremony was held to launch a room where the late President presided over meetings and received foreign visitors.
Hong said many meetings to discuss important issues relating to national construction and defence and the struggle to liberate the South from 1954-69 were held in the room.
“It was here, on December 28, 1967, that President Ho presided over a meeting with the Politburo to approve the plan to launch the 1968 Spring General Offensive,” Hong said.
The two events were to mark the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) and 41 years since the late President’s testament was released to the nation.
On August 30, the National Politics Publishing House and the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education jointly held a ceremony in Hanoi to launch a book entitled “Ho Chi Minh – The Heart and Talent of A Patriot” written by Nguyen Dai Trang, an overseas Vietnamese in Canada.
Earlier, the book was published in both English and Vietnamese in Canada on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birthday.