State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to late President Ho Chi Minh. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) –
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 19 offered
incense and flowers to late President Ho Chi Minh at Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho
Chi Minh City as the country is celebrating the late leader’s 131st birthday (May 19), and 110 years since he left Nha Rong Wharf, starting his
journey to search for ways to save the nation.
President Phuc also offered incense to late President Ton Duc Thang, one of the
pioneers in the workers’ movement and proletarian revolution in Vietnam. Like
Ho Chi Minh, Ton Duc Thang dedicated his whole life for the revolutionary cause
of the Vietnamese people.
The State leader visited a photo exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh in
The same day, Phuc and Ho Chi Minh City leaders offered flowers at President Ho
Chi Minh Statute Park on Nguyen Hue Street, District 1.
President Phuc and Ho Chi Minh City leaders offers flowers at President Ho Chi Minh Statute Park on Nguyen Hue Street. (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh, real name Nguyen Sinh Cung and also known as Nguyen Tat Thanh,
Nguyen Ai Quoc, was born into a family of patriotic Confucian scholars in Nam
Dan district, in the central province of Nghe An, on May 19, 1890.
nation was then under the yoke of French colonialists, so as a child and youth,
Thanh witnessed the suffering of his compatriots and the movement against the
aggressors. He developed a strong will to expel the colonialists, secure the
country's independence and bring about freedom and happiness for the people.
1911, at age 21, he decided to leave his homeland for France to learn about
Gon he found employment as a kitchen assistant on the French passenger liner
Amiral Latouche-Treville. He received an employee card under a new name, Van
1912 to 1917, he travelled in many countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas and
Africa where he lived among the working class. He sympathised profoundly with
their misery as well as their aspirations. He realised early that the
Vietnamese people's struggle for national liberation was part of a common
struggle around the world.
end of 1917, he returned to France to continue activities for the movement of
overseas Vietnamese and French workers.
1919, under the name of Nguyen Ai Quoc, and on behalf of patriotic Indochinese
nationals in France, he sent a petition to the Versailles Conference, calling
for freedom for the Indochinese people and colonised peoples in general.
President Ho Chi Minh led the country to success in its struggle for national
independence. On September 2, 1945, he read the Declaration of Independence,
proclaiming to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam,
now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam./.