President Truong Tan Sang presents gifts to former revolutionary prisoners. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang has hailed the significance of the museum of former revolutionary prisoners in Hanoi to educating the public, especially young generations, about the country’s revolutionary traditions.

Attending the new year meeting of former revolutionary prisoners in Hanoi on February 14, the President said each of them is an example of revolutionary spirit and a real communist, serving as a reliable support of local Party organisations.

The museum of former revolutionary prisoners was set up 10 years ago at Nam Quat Village, Nam Trieu Commune, Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen District, at the initiative of a former prisoner, Lam Van Bang. The museum is run all by former revolutionary prisoners.

Thousands of delegations visit the museum every year.

Members of the liaison board of former revolutionary prisoners also engage in various political-social and humanitarian activities, such as writing books on their experiences, collecting documents and artefacts on other formers prisoners and building houses and providing assistance to war veterans who are in disadvantaged circumstances.-VNA