NA Chairwoman attends 60th anniversary of Ben Tre’s General Uprising

Friday, 2020-01-17 11:29:15
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the meeting. (Photo:
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NDO – A solemn meeting was held in the southern province of Ben Tre on January 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dong Khoi (General Uprising) of Ben Tre and the 100th birth anniversary of heroine of the people’s armed forces Nguyen Thi Dinh (March 15).

The meeting saw the presence of Politburo member and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and former leaders of the Party and State, along with over 200 female ex-soldiers and former young female volunteers.

Speaking at the meeting, the NA Chairwoman emphasised that 60 years ago, Ben Tre was the birthplace of the “Long-Hair Army”, an all-female armed force during the resistance war against the US, with Nguyen Thi Dinh becoming its symbol. In 1974, Nguyen Thi Dinh was promoted to the rank of Major General and became the first female general serving in the Vietnam People’s Army.

The “Long-Hair Army” played an important role in the victory of the south’s revolution and the national reunification in 1975, she noted.

The NA Chairwoman also urged the Party Committee, administration and people of Ben Tre Province to uphold the glorious tradition and solidarity to develop the locality to be more prosperous and beautiful, as per the wishes of the beloved President Ho Chi Minh.

Sixty years ago, an event of great significance in the country’s struggle for independence took place in the southern province of Ben Tre.

The victory of the Dong Khoi, launched on January 17, 1960, in the province and other places, led to the establishment of the National Front for Liberation of South Viet Nam on December 20, 1960.