Authorities in Hoc Mon District of Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Nam Ky Uprising that took place during the French rule in South Vietnam.
|HCMC and Hoc Mon leaders light incense in memory of the martyrs of the communist-led revolt at Giong Crossroad (Photo: SGGP)|
Nguyen Van Hoa, party secretary of Hoc Mon District recalled the uprising as an unfortunate insurgency and a lesson for all young generations to value their culture and traditions while placing high value on patriotism for the country. The present generation should learn lessons from this uprising and try to face difficulties in everyday life, contributing more to the growth of the country.
Recent years has seen much improvement in the daily lives of the people in Hoc Mon District, bringing about much change in the living standards in this rural area.
On this occasion, the Hoc Mon district party division bestowed insignias to 17 party members who have engaged in the cause of the Vietnamese Communist Party for 30, 40 or 50 years.
Participants also lit incense in memory of the martyrs of the communist-led revolt on Giong Crossroad that took place 71 years ago.
Those present included former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; HCMC Party Committee Standing Deputy Secretary, Nguyen Van Dua; Vice Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee, Hua Ngoc Thuan; along with veteran revolutionaries and many relatives of the martyrs of the uprising.
On the same day, the party division, local authorities and residents from Vung Liem District in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long also organized meetings to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Nam Ky Uprising and the 89th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet. At the ceremony, the ‘Xua va Nay’ (Past and Present) Magazine offered a statue of the late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet to Vinh Long Province.