First Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room opened in India

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Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh presents a book to Sujata Prasad, an official of the Indian Ministry of Culture.
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NDO/VNA – A Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room, the first of its kind, was inaugurated in New Delhi, India, on December 29.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh introduced a collection of nearly 1,000 book titles written in English covering diverse topics, ranging from history, culture, people, religion and heritage to political, socio-economic policies and the achievements of Vietnam.

Several books feature Vietnam-India relations as well as President Ho Chi Minh, a national liberation hero, a cultural celebrity honoured by UNESCO and a great friend of the Indian people, he said.

Thanh said that the inauguration of the book room was the final event hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy in India this year as part of the celebrations marking the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

He expressed his belief that such efforts would push forward the practical development of the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership in the future.

Deepika Pokharna, Director of the Indian Ministry of Culture’s National Mission on Libraries and Anthropology, said the book room is expected to strengthen the friendship and collaboration between the two countries, and hoped that more similar rooms would be opened in India.

The book room is located at the Central Secretariat Library of India that was founded in 1891 containing roughly 650,000 volumes at present.