Parliament speaker attends Trung Vuong School’s centenary
Saturday, 2017-11-11 09:16:36
NDO - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a ceremony on November 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Truong Vuong Secondary School in Hanoi.
The school was originally founded in 1917 as the female-only Dong Khanh School.
After the August Revolution in 1945, the school was renamed Truong Vuong, the title of the Trung Sisters who fought against Chinese domination nearly two 2,000 years ago, later opened to both girls and boys.
The school has made important contributions to Vietnam’s educational achievements with Hoang Le Minh, a Trung Vuong student, becoming the first Vietnamese student to win a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Trung Vuong is also the alma mater of many Vietnamese scientists and officials of the central and Hanoi governments.
During his lifetime, President Ho Chi Minh visited the school five times, expressing the late leader’s special attention to this tradition-rich school, which has been awarded with many State accolades.
On the centenary of Trung Vuong School, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan awarded the Independence Order, first class, to the school’s teachers and students.
A set of stamps themed “Dong Khanh-Trung Vuong School” was also issued to mark the school’s 100th anniversary.