Art program marks 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho's visit to Yen Bai

Monday, 2018-10-01 10:41:30
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NDO – A special art program was held in Yen Bai city, the capital of the northern province with the same name, on September 30 night, to mark the 60th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's visit to Yen Bai six decades ago.

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The anniversary saw the attendance of senior Party and State officials, guests from Lao Vientiane city and delegates from the southern province of Ninh Thuan, along with local historical witnesses and Yen Bai residents.

Sixty years ago, on September 25, 1958, Uncle Ho visited Yen Bai to the cheering of thousands of local officials and people. He came to Yen Bai stadium and talked to local compatriots, urging them to unite to promote the combined strength in fighting and production, thus making the people's life better. He also asked local ethnic compatriots to demolish backward customs, to build a new and more advanced cultural life together.

In her speech at the Sunday anniversary, Pham Thi Thanh Tra, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, affirmed that the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho's visit to Yen Bai was to pay tribute to great merit of President Ho Chi Minh to Yen Bai, while arousing patriotism and the belief in the glorious revolutionary road that the Party, Uncle Ho and the people have chosen.

Tra also took the occasion to affirm the local commitments in promoting the strength of national unity and the glorious revolutionary tradition of Yen Bai to promote patriotic emulation movements, as well as following Uncle Ho's teachings, from his visit 60 years ago, to bring comprehensive, sustainable and rapid development to Yen Bai.

Following the ceremony, a special art show entitled "Bright Yen Bai forever following Uncle Ho’s footprints" featured the cultural identity of the Northwest, with the participation of famous artists and singers, such as Tien Hoi, Thanh Lam, Tung Duong, Ho Quang Hieu and Nguyen Ngoc Anh.