President Ho Chi Minh’s collection of decrees exhibited

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NDO - President Ho Chi Minh’s collection of decrees from the two years of 1945 and 1946 are on display to the public for the first time at the State Records and Archives Agency in Hanoi.

The exhibition is being held at the agency’s headquarters at 12 Dao Tan Street and is held on the occasion of the 72nd National Day and the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the agency.

The collection consists of 118 documents, many of which are important decrees concerning the establishment and operation of the provisional government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The decrees, including 88 issued in 1945 and 30 issued in 1946, aimed to solidify the revolutionary government and contain major policies on the economy, culture, education, defence, security and social affairs.

These documents are also a significant source of reference materials to compile the histories of President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese Government and the National Assembly.

The decree on the national flag of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

Besides the collection of decrees, the exhibition also features a number of woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty, such as the woodblock and print of Emperor Ly Thai To’s edict on relocating the capital to present-day Hanoi in 1010.

Other important exhibits are the woodblocks containing Emperor Gia Long’s order to send Pham Quang Anh, commander of the Hoang Sa Fleet, to survey the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands and Emperor Minh Mang’s enthronement proclamation.

Since August 2006, the management of over 34,600 woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty have been assigned to the National Archives Centre IV, an office of the State Records and Archives Agency in Da Lat.

The exhibition will run until September 4.