National Day celebration amid determination to halt pandemic

VOV.VN - The victory of the August Revolution in 1945 and the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945, can serve as a symbol of the people's hearts and the strength of national unity, even in today's national battle against COVID-19.

On September 2, 1945, in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to declare the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, thereby opening a new chapter in the country’s history. 

The Declaration of Independence embraces historical and practical values and reflects President Ho Chi Minh’s wisdom and vision.

Over the past 76 years, National Day on September 2 has served as a constant reminder of the nation’s hard struggle for liberation and independence, whilst consolidating the trust of citizens in the path chosen by the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh.

Despite 76 years having passed already, the lessons from history continue to be molded and promoted, especially during the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark this occasion, the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper said the 1945 August Revolution added enormous material and spiritual values to the nation and each individual throughout the country. This year’s National Day celebrations take place amid the nation facing the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has appealed for the entire Party, people, and army to join forces to fight against the pandemic.

In line with this, a range of unprecedented policies and mechanisms to ensure social welfare, combat the epidemic, and maintain economic growth have been implemented. The national reserve has been used as a means of supporting affected people, whilst the armed forces and the entire health sector have been mobilised to ensure safety and well-being for citizens. Vietnam is also gearing up to produce its own COVID-19 vaccines, the People newspaper noted.

Elsewhere, Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper said the fight against COVID-19 has proved a challenge for the ruling Party, the State, and for Vietnamese people. Apart from timely and wise anti-pandemic measures, Party and State leaders have regularly visited hotspots as they seek to direct the fight and encourage frontline personnel and people.

The paper underlined that political stability represents a great advantage for Vietnamese development. With the unity of the whole political system and the people, COVID-19 will be eventually be contained and life will return back to normal soon, it said. 

According to Prof. Dr. Vu Minh Giang, chairman of the Vietnam National University (VNU) Council for Science and Training, Vietnamese history has always faced dangerous challenges, with the current fight against the pandemic being no different to past hurdles.

Promoting the strength of national unity for the cause of the fight against Covid-19 today, the Party and Government has called on all people to unite and gather their strength to carry out the task of pandemic prevention and control on an unprecedented scale.

In response to the call made by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the special emulation movement, "The whole country unites, joins hands in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic" was recently launched by the Prime Minister. This saw thousands of doctors, nurses, along with soldiers and police forces from northern and central provinces and cities volunteer to go to the South to support pandemic prevention and control work, following the spirit of "all for the southern region".

With the stance of always putting people's health and life first and foremost, Party and State leaders, along with the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, have actively mobilised and directed the political system to be involved and take the strongest measures to swiftly push back the pandemic.

This therefore upholds the spirit of patriotism, traditions of solidarity, mutual love, and care among people of all strata, regardless of region, ethnicity, or religion.

According to Prof. Dr. Vu Minh Giang, the country is in the midst of facing plenty of difficulties and challenges caused by the pandemic. More than ever, the people of the country must unite and work together whilst reinforcing solidarity to beat the pandemic, with the celebration of Independence Day becoming the most practical.