Illustrative image (Source: VOV)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) held a ceremony in Hanoi on December 19 to mark 70 years since it spread broadcast President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal for National Resistance Day.

VOV General Director Nguyen The Ky said the VOV was the first press agency to broadcast the appeal from Tram cave in Chuong My district (now a district of Hanoi) on the morning of December 20, 1946.

Together with broadcasting the Proclamation of Independence on September 2, 1945, the event was a milestone in the histories of Vietnam and the revolutionary press as well as the VOV, he added.

The same day, to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Resistance Day (December 19) and the 25th founding anniversary of a patriotic liaison board in Hoa Lo prison, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai visited the relic site and met former war prisoners.

In the same vein, the Vietnam Cinema Department announced that a film-screening week will take place between December 19 and 22 to commemorate the National Resistance Day and the 72nd founding anniversary of the People’s Army of Vietnam (December 22, 1944 – 2016).-VNA