Ha Nam marks six decades since Uncle Ho’s visit

Saturday, 2018-01-13 11:32:51
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Politburo member Vo Van Thuong and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh present certificates of merit to outstanding individuals at the ceremony (credit: baohanam)
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NDO/VNA – The northern province of Ha Nam held a ceremony on January 13 to mark six decades since President Ho Chi Minh visited the province.

Politburo member Vo Van Thuong, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended the event.

The Party cell and people of Ha Nam were honoured to welcome Uncle Ho to visit and attend the province’s anti-drought review conference on January 14, 1958. During the event, Uncle Ho praised the irrigation initiatives deployed by the local residents to fight the drought.

Uncle Ho also visited the construction site of Cat Tuong Dyke in Binh Luc district. He lauded the efforts of the workers and farmers working at the site to complete the project on schedule and promptly provide water to the paddy fields. The dyke was then completed in only five days, two days earlier than scheduled, supplying water for thousands of hectares of drought-hit rice crops.

In commemoration of the late president’s visit, in 2011, the province commenced construction of the Cat Tuong Memorial site at the place where Uncle Ho talked to the workers.

At the ceremony, the memorial site, comprising of a memorial house and a small museum, were recognised as a national historical and cultural relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The province also took the occasion to honour 60 organisations and individuals for their outstanding efforts in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example in 2017.