Over 66,200 people pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh

Wednesday, 2017-05-03 04:57:04
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Thousands of people pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.
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NDO/VNA – More than 66,200 local people and foreigners paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum between April 29 and May 2, according to Hanoi Police.

President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890, in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An. He devoted his life to the cause of national liberation while tirelessly striving for global peace and progress.

He led the nation to success in its struggle for national independence and in establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam following the August Revolution in 1945.

The President passed away in 1969.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management Board has over the past four decades performed well the task of preserving the body of late President Ho Chi Minh.

The mausoleum opened to the public on August 29, 1975, and has welcomed more than 52 million visitors as of 2016.

Efforts have been made to maintain and upgrade the mausoleum and surrounding area, making it a highlight of Hanoi and a tourist destination.

Scientists of the former Soviet Union and now Russia have taken part in the long-term conservation of the late leader’s body.