Vietnam National Library receives first-class Labour Medal

Tuesday, 2017-11-28 10:10:54
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Vietnam National Library receives first-class Labour Medal
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NDO – The Vietnam National Library (VNL) held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 28 to mark its 100th anniversary and receive the first-class Labour Medal.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended the ceremony and presented the first-class Labour Medal to the VNL. She also presented a third-class Labour Medal to some individuals, who have contributed to the development of the country. Meanwhile, she offered a painting, featuring the Presidential Palace, the place where President Ho Chi Minh worked and lived when he was alive, to the staffs and employees of the VNL.

The ceremony was also attended by Pham Quang Nghi, former Politburo member, former Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee; and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien; as well as representatives of departments, ministries, and international friends.

Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, Former President Le Duc Anh sent flower baskets and messages of congratulations to the VNL.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien stressed that 100 years is a glorious and proud moment for the National Library of Vietnam in raising people's knowledge, cultivating human resources, developing reading culture in Vietnam.

He called the VNL to continue to unite and improve technologically, preserve and promote the title as the central library of the whole country.

Over the past 100 years, the National Library of Vietnam has become the largest library in Vietnam, with a total of over 2.5 million documents. In particular, the library is preserving a number of precious collections from the 17th century to the present. In recent years, the VNL has developed a variety of new documents, creating a collection of digital documents with more than 5,000,000 pages of materials.