Uncle Ho’s birthday celebrated across the country

(VOV) -Vietnamese people are paying tribute to President Ho Chi Minh in many ways on the 123rd anniversary of his birth (May 19).

More than 10,000 people joined a bicycle parade in Ho Chi Minh City on May 18 as part of the ‘People Taking Part in Physical Exercise Following Uncle Ho’s Example’ and the ‘Clean, Green and Beautiful City’ campaigns.

Around 2,000 participants were members of the city’s Youth Union. They rode a loop from the Ho Chi Minh Museum through major streets in Ho Chi Minh City, including Vo Van Kiet Avenue, and finally back to the museum.

Earlier on May 17, an exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh – a Shining example of Morality” was held in Lam Son Park, District 1, to help local residents and visitors learn more about the great leader’s simple lifestyle, as well as his principles and patriotism. 

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Another exhibition, “Ho Chi Minh, Whose Name Is Most Beautiful”, opened on the same day at the Youth Cultural House and will run until May 27. 

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee also launched a tree planting festival with the goal of planting a million trees this year. 

On the same day,  southern Vinh Long province’s Youth Union held a ceremony to honour 135 young people who excelled in implementing the “Studying and Following Ho Chi Minh’s Moral Example” campaign.

*** The annual Sen Village Festival officially opened on May 17 and will run until May 19 in the President’s hometown of Kim Lien commune in Nam Dan district, central Nghe An province,. 

The festival organised an exhibition of 96 photographs with the themes “President Ho Chi Minh Building and Refining the Party” and “Soviet Nghe Tinh, 1930-1931”. 

Other events took place in Uncle Ho’s hometown the same day, including a volleyball tournament, a youth camping festival and a kite flying contest. 

*** Awards were also presented on May 17 to the winners of the contest on late President Ho Chi Minh’s love for ethnic minority people and their love for him.

The contest attracted 51,000 entries and valuable documents, including letters, official dispatchs, instructions, photos, paintings, and articles featuring stories about Uncle Ho’s life in the country’s mountainous areas.

First prize in the individual category went to Ngo To Uyen, a teacher from Minh Ha Secondary School in Quang Ninh province, while the People's Police Academy won the group category.

Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Giang Seo Phu, praised the high quality of the submitted works, which included diverse content from a wide range of sources.

He said his ministry, soldiers and the ethnic people pledge to follow the late President’s moral example and work towards building a prosperous country.