President meets with former caretakers of Uncle Ho

Thursday, 2016-05-19 16:39:47
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President Tran Dai Quang presents portraits of President Ho Chi Minh to attendees. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – President Tran Dai Quang hosted a warm reception in Hanoi on May 19 for 56 veteran officials and soldiers who took care of and protected Uncle Ho from 1941 until he passed away. 

The meeting took place in the atmosphere of the historic May days as the entire country is organising an array of activities to mark the 126th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-2016).

Members of the delegation recalled their memories and impressions of serving the revolution and looking after Uncle Ho.

Nguyen Tien Nang, head of the liaison committee for Uncle Ho’s caretakers, noted that they still feel proud of their time serving and protecting Uncle Ho. Despite being retired, the staff of caregivers always look to the customs and lifestyle of Uncle Ho as targets for their lives and to educate their children, Nang added.

Addressing the reception, President Tran Dai Quang was excited to hear the attendees’ stories and memories during the period of taking care of and protecting Uncle Ho, and spoke highly of their significant contributions while in office as well as after retirement.

Stories and memories about Uncle Ho will help each individual learn more about his ideology, morality and lifestyle - an invaluable legacy Uncle Ho has left for Vietnam and its people, the State leader said.

He wished former caretakers of Uncle Ho good health and expected them to continue functioning as examples of revolutionary morality, loyalty to the Party and Uncle Ho and high responsibility in work and daily life.

He said he believed that the revolutionary enthusiasm of the veteran officials and soldiers would be passed down to the younger generations of Vietnam so that they would continue shouldering the proud historical mission of building and safeguarding the socialist Vietnamese homeland.

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