Late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Cu’s commemorative site. ( Image: VNA )
Politburo member, Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Commission for Communication and Education Dinh The Huynh chaired the symposium, which was organised by the Bac Ninh provincial Party Committee, the CPVCC Commission for Communication and Education, and the Ho Chi Minh National Politics and Administration Academy.
Addressing the event, Politburo member Dinh The Huynh, who is also Chairman of the CPVCC’s Theoretical Council, noted great contributions by late General Secretary Nguyen Van Cu, an eminent student of President Ho Chi Minh and prestigious leader, to the Vietnamese Party and State.
The late General Secretary was one of the most talented and exemplary leaders of the Vietnamese revolution. He was an excellent example of a true communist who faithfully devoted his entire life to the national revolutionary cause for independence, freedom, and happiness.
Nguyen Van Cu was born into an intellectual family on July 9, 1912 in Phu Khe commune, Tu Son ward, Bac Ninh province and began taking part in revolutionary activities at the age of 15. In 1938, he was elected as the General Secretary of the Indochina Communist Party Central Committee (now the Communist Party of Vietnam). The Party Central Committee meeting chaired by Nguyen Van Cu in November 1939 decided to adjust the strategic directions of the Indochinese revolution making them suitable for the new situation. After that time, the revolutionary movement saw huge support throughout the country, leading the way for the General Uprising.
Speeches at the symposium also focused on comrade Nguyen Van Cu’s great contribution on the ideological front as a Party chief and a shining example of revolutionary virtues and ethics.
He left many precious lessons about the Vietnamese revolution and a spirit of criticism and self-criticism in Party-building work. His revolutionary life and career are closely tied to the glorious struggle for independence and freedom made by the Party and its people.