First Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room debuts in India

VOV.VN - A Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book room, the first of its kind, opened in New Delhi, India, on December 29 as part of celebrations marking the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

In his address at the inauguration ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh introduced a collection of close to 1,000 book titles written in English across a variety of fields- history, culture, people, religion, heritage to political, socio-economic policies and achievements of Vietnam. 

A handful of 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. 

He highlighted the opening of the book room as pragmatic activities to propel the further development of the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership forward in the future.

Deepika Pokharna, Director of the Indian Ministry of Culture’s National Mission on Libraries and Anthropology expressed hope that more similar rooms will be opened in India as a contribution to fostering friendship and cooperation the two countries.

The book room is situated at the Central Secretariat Library of India that was founded in 1891 with about 650,000 volumes at present.