A wide range of art performances and live television shows will be held between May 18 and 19 in Hanoi to mark the late Vietnamese leader’s 125th birth anniversary (May 19, 1890).

Municipal authorities have planned the activities to include the wide participation of local residents, said Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Vice Chairman of the capital’s People’s Committee.

Many campaigns will also be launched across the city to encourage local residents to work and study hard and to follow the late President’s moral example.

The city has been working hard to repair and maintain relic sites linked to the late leader.

Publicity campaigns have been conducted to encourage patriotism and enhance the local community’s understanding of the nation’s heroes.

In May, several exhibitions and seminars have been organised across 30 districts and communities in Hanoi exploring the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh. A book on his life and a documentary on his rise to prominence have also been released.-VNA