Founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army observed with assorted activities

Saturday, 2018-12-22 12:07:02
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (centre) presents gift to military doctors at the Military Hospital 175 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - A wide variety of meaningful activities were held throughout the country on December 21 to commemorate the 74th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22, 1944-2018).

During her working trip to Military Hospital 175 in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh highly appreciated the efforts made by doctors and nurses at the hospital in caring for people’s health.

She asked the military doctors at the hospital to improve their qualifications in serving patients and fulfilling their assigned tasks in the UN’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

A ceremony to commemorate and rebury the remains of 11 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives for national defence was held at Vi Xuyen district’s war martyrs' cemeteries in Ha Giang province, on the morning of December 21, in the presence of National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty.

A seminar was organised at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi on the same day, presenting 50 speeches highlighting General Vo Nguyen Giap and his contributions to preserving and promoting traditional culture. An exhibition of documents and objects on his life and career also took place on the sidelines of the event.

The Hai Phong city authorities also hosted a gathering of more than 1,200 retired senior army officials in the city to show gratitude to their services to the fatherland.

Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Ngo Sach Thuc, met with Division 308 to congratulate the officers and soldiers there on the founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army. Division 308 was established 69 years ago and achieved glorious feats of arms during the national resistant wars against the French and Americans.

Also on December 21, a delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese community in Mozambique visited mobile operator Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnamese company Viettel and Mozambique’s SPI, and extended congratulations to the officers and soldiers of the company.