WPC President Romesh Chandra (Source: currentaffairs)

Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held on July 11 in Hanoi to pay last tribute to Honorary President of the World Peace Council (WPC) Romesh Chandra, who passed away on July 4 at the age of 97.

The event was organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), was attended by VUFO President Vu Xuan Hong, representatives from the Embassy of India in Vietnam, and the Vietnam – India Friendship Association, among others.

Romesh Chandra, who was born on March 30, 1919 in India, served and contributed significantly to the peace and solidarity movement in India and the world.

According to VUFO President Vu Xuan Hong, Romesh Chandra, one of the renowned international peace soldiers in the second half of the 20 th century, was always proactive in movements calling for justice and peace for Vietnam as well as promoting friendship solidarity with the country.

Chandra affirmed India’s friendship with Vietnam during his visit to Vietnam in 2000 to attend the 25 th anniversary of the national reunification day and the 90th anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, Hong reminded.-VNA