Activities mark 72nd anniversay of People’s Public Security

Saturday, 2017-08-19 12:38:49
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Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General To Lam speaking at the meeting (Credit: congan.com.vn)
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NDO – The Ministry of Public Security held a meeting for senior leaders from past generations, alongside outstanding young members of the People’s Public Security Force, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, on August 18, to mark the occasion of the Force’s 72nd anniversary.

The event was chaired by Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General To Lam and was attended by former Presidents: General Le Duc Anh and Tran Duc Luong; former Politburo member, standing member of the Party Central Committee (PCC)'s Secretariat and Minister of Public Security Le Hong Anh.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister To Lam emphasised that over the past 72 years, the People’s Public Security Force has consistently developed, becoming a revolutionary armed force achieving numerous victories.

The force has closely coordinated with the people’s army forces, law enforcement agencies, ministries and branches across all levels to create great victories during the cause of national construction and defence.

On the same day, on behalf of the Ministry of Public Security, Minister To Lam visited former Party General Secretary Do Muoi and presented a letter collection recognising his great contributions to the cause of protecting national security.

Also on August 18, the Vietnam Centre for Education of Tradition and History, in collaboration with the Liaison Committee for Con Dao Former Political Prisoners, introduced a book entitled ‘Political prisoners in Con Dao (1957-1975) – Looking back from practice’ which was published in 2015 by the People’s Army Publishing House (third edition).

The Hanoi municipal Department of Culture and Sports announced numerous cultural and sporting activities to celebrate 72nd anniversary of August Revolution and National Day (September 2). Notably, an Old Book Festival is taking place at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) from August 17-20, offering an opportunity for readers to discover valuable document sources on the historical periods of the country.

Yesterday, Can Tho city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a book and photo exhibition on the southern region through history and a display of two valuable stamp collections themed ‘President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary life’ and ‘Vietnamese Revolution – A historical road’. The exhibition will last until the end of September.

In addition, a fine arts and photo exhibition themed ‘Tay Ninh on the development way’ is being held from August 18-22 in the Central Highland province of Tay Ninh. On display are 57 photos by 25 photographers and 33 fine arts works and sculptures by 22 artists, featuring the work and production of people during the renewal and integration process.