Ho Chi Minh City leaders pay tribute to late President Ton Duc Thang

Saturday, 2017-08-19 17:48:57
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Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (central) and the City's leaders pay tribute to late President Ton Duc Thang. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front, on August 19, paid tribute to late President Ton Duc Thang at his Museum in District 1, on the occasion of the 129th anniversary of the leader’s birth (August 20-1888-2017).

The delegation was led by Politburo member and Secretary of the City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

The delegates remembered the great contributions made by late President Ton Duc Thang to the nation’s revolutionary cause.

Following the incense offering ceremony, the delegates visited the exhibition themed ’15 years in Con Dao prison’ where the late President was detained.

Comrade Ton Duc Thang was born in An Giang province on August 20, 1888, to a family with a rich tradition of patriotism. He joined the patriotic struggle when he was very young and soon became one of the pioneers of the working class and national liberation movements, significantly contributing to worker’s movements throughout the world.

During his 15 years in Con Dao prison (1930-1945), he became a spiritual leader to the political prisoners at the prison.

After the success of the August Revolution in 1945, he was released from the prison and comrade Ton Duc Thang joined hands with the Party, people and army to build a people’s democratic administration in order to complete the cause of national liberation. He was the State President from 1969 to 1980.

On the same day, a large number of agencies, localities and people from all walks of life offered incense and flowers to pay tribute the late President in Ho Chi Minh City.