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Exhibitions commemorating President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday

13:21 | 19/05/2020

Every May 19, the birthday of the great father and leader of Vietnam - President Ho Chi Minh is celebrated nationwide with a wide range of activities and campaigns take place. Among them are the three exhibitions showing Vietnamese nationals' respect for the late President, as well as portraying his life and career, his care for the working class. 

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Exhibition shows President Ho Chi Minh’s care for working class

An exhibition showcasing the care and love between President Ho Chi Minh and the working class opened Monday at the National Museum of History to commemorate the leader’s 130th birthday, as reported by VNS.

The objects include newspapers about the working class, posters expressing solidarity among workers to fight oppression, letters and gifts from President Ho Chi Minh to excellent workers and products invented and manufactured by the working class.

The exhibition helps the public get a better understanding of President Ho’s ideology associated with the working class, how the great leader cared about the working class during the national resistance and the establishment of the country and the responsibility of the working class in the development of the country.

The exhibition will run until the end of August at the National Museum of History, 25 Tong Dan Street, Ha Noi.

President Ho was not only the founder of the Communist Party but also laid the foundation and theories for the Vietnam Trade Union. He soon realized the historical mission and role of the working class in the struggle for independence and the development of the country, according to the museum’s director Nguen Van Doan.

President Ho spent a part of his life as a worker with a lot of hardship and tiredness, especially when he worked abroad to find a way to save the country,” said Đoàn.

“None better than him, he had an empathy and special care for the working class. He paid attention to building the trade union to support and protect the rights of the workers nationwide.”

“Despite busy work, old age and poor health, he often visited factories, mines and working areas to talk, give lectures and encourage workers with love and desire to build a pioneering, advancing and dynamic working class.

"Until the end of his life, he still devoted his whole-hearted faith in the bravery and strength of the working class because he deeply understood the future of the country depends largely on this pioneering class.”

Painting exhibition shows respect to Uncle Ho

A solo exhibition named Remembering Uncle Ho in May of painter Thai Hoa was run to show his respect for the late President starting last Saturday in Hanoi.

The exhibition includes nearly 20 oil paintings featuring the leader while he was working, meeting people, telling children stories and visiting soldiers, VNS reported.

The artworks were selected from a collection of 100 paintings by Hòa.

The exhibition will run for five days at La Casa Hotel, 17 Pham Dinh Ho Street, Ha Noi.

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A painting of President Hồ Chí Minh by painter Thái Hòa (Photo: VNS)

“With the respect and love for Uncle Ho , I have created many sketches and paintings of the leader,” said Hoa.

Hoa said that he had a chance to meet President Homany times and those memories are imprinted deeply on Hòa’s mind.

“It’s a pride of my family when Uncle Ho named my father as Thai Thanh which means big success,” Hoa said.

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Painter Thái Hòa (right) talks about his works at the opening ceremony.(Photo: VNS)

A painting of President Ho Chi Minh by painter Thai Hoa

Apart from the memories and truthful emotions when he was a child, the paiter also consulted many books, newspapers, photos and paintings of Uncle Hồ to develop his own paintings.

Painter Nguyen Khuong said the artworks reflect the great personality and soul of the leader in daily moments.

Online exhibition on books and documents featuring the President’s life and career

The exhibition was open May 19 at the website trienlamsachhcm.book365.vn, right on the birthday of the late president.

The event is organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications is and expected to open until May 30.

The highlights are publications written and compiled by President Ho Chi Minh such as Nhat Ky Trong Tu (Diary in Prison), a collection of 133 poets written in 1942-1943, and the President’s testament in 1969.

On display are works including Đường Kách Mệnh (The Evolutionary Path), a book of lectures by Nguyen Ai Quoc for training courses for staff of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League, held in Guangzhou, China between 1925 and 1927, VNS said.

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Duong Kach Menh (Photo: VNS)

The showcase features nearly 700 book titles published by leading publishers such as the HCM City General Publishing House, the Information and Communications Publishing House, and the Kim Đồng Publishing House.

All books highlight the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh, and follow Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality and lifestyle.

The exhibition displays more than 1,000 precious and rare documents, photos and stamps on President Ho Chi Minh preserved and selected by the National Library of Việt Nam and the National Politics - Truth Publishing House.

Videos, reportage and films on the Presidents are screened as well.

Book introductions and talk shows on the President are being launched on the website during the event.

According to the organizer, the exhibition is expected to help educate youth about the country’s revolutionary traditions, patriotism and national pride.

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Flags and banners are hung across the country (Photo: Dan Tri)
Earlier in early May, a number of seminars on the President’s thoughts, life and career were held in Hanoi in commemoration of Uncle Ho’s 130th birthday (May 19, 1890-2020).

Across the country, a wide of activities have taken place, with the latest one is the grand ceremony held in Hanoi with the attendance of great leaders in Vietnam, including Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man and their predecessors.

A ceremony and conference were also solemnly held in Nghe An province, central Vietnam – the birthplace of President Ho Chi Minh.

Apart from formal meetings and ceremonies, many campaigns have been launched to celebrate this special occasion, including the tree-planting campaign in Ho Chi Minh city and Lam Dong Province. The tree-planting campaign was originally launched by the late President in 1959 in 1959 when he wrote an article published by Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, stressing the significance of tree-planting to each person, family and the nation. It has since become an annual festival at the beginning of each Lunar New Year.

National flags, bandrolls, banners are hung in every corner along the country to mark the special occasion.

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