Update: 14:01 | 18/05/2020
A special national-level art programme was held in Hanoi on May 17 to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19).
Prominent among those attending the event were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The programme aims to highlight remarkable contributions by President Ho Chi Minh to the national revolutionary cause, as well as promote the effective implementation of the campaign on studying and following the late President’s ideology, morality and style.
A performance at the art programme.
The songs performed in the programme included those by both Vietnamese and foreign composers, popular among various generations of Vietnamese people, praising the late leader. The audience also had a chance to enjoy songs of ethnic minority groups expressing their gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh's for his great devotion to the nation.
President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, the north-central province of Nghe An. He devoted his whole life to the national liberation cause, while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world.
He also led the struggle for national independence to success and established the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in 1945. The President passed away in 1969.