Art programme marks President Ho Chi Minh's 30-year national salvation journey hinh anh 1The programme takes place at the Hanoi Opera House (Photo: VietnamPlus)

Hanoi (VNA) – An art programme entitled “Nguoi la niem tin tat thang” was held on June 4 to mark the 110th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s departure to seek ways to save the country.

Jointly organised by the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education and the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online Newspaper, the programme was to arouse national pride and patriotism and foster public trust in the Party, thus contributing to raising awareness and responsibility of people from all walks of life.

Due to the complicated developments of COVID-19, the programme took place at the Hanoi Opera House without live audience. It was broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s Channel 2.

The programme featured art performances and documentaries praising the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, as well as shining examples of following and studying Uncle Ho’s ideology and morality.

The performances were brought to the stage by popular artists including Thanh Lam, Dang Duong, Hoang Tung, Anh Tho, and Le Anh Dung.

It comprised two parts entitled" Nguoi di tim hinh cua nuoc” and "Ho Chi Minh – Sang ngoi y chi Vietnam”, with songs that have been in the hearts of generations of Vietnamese people.

Meritorious artist Hoang Tung with the theme song “Nguoi la niem tin tat thang” opened the progamme.

Art programme marks President Ho Chi Minh's 30-year national salvation journey hinh anh 2Meritorious artist Hoang Tung performs the song “Nguoi la niem tin tat thang” at the programme (Photo: VietnamPlus)

The programme aimed to honour President Ho Chi Minh’s great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and people of Vietnam as well as to international communist and workers' movements. It also showed the love of people around the world to the Vietnamese leader, and affirmed the eternal vitality of Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and lifestyle.

Art programme marks President Ho Chi Minh's 30-year national salvation journey hinh anh 3Singer Thu Hanh performs song “Doi dep Bac Ho” (Photo: VietnamPlus)

Exactly 110 years ago, on June 5, 1911, from Nha Rong Wharf (now in Ho Chi Minh City), young patriot Nguyen Tat Thanh, using the name Van Ba, boarded the vessel Latouche-Tréville in Vietnam and headed overseas to seek a way to save the country.

During his 30-year odyssey, Nguyen Tat Thanh, who later became President Ho Chi Minh, identified a path to national liberation, turning Vietnam into an independent, free, and unified country moving towards socialism.

He chose Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, as the place he would leave the country because it was the gateway to the southern region and had many large shipping companies operating the France - Indochina route, which allowed him to reach France, which was imposing colonial rule over Vietnam and Indochina as a whole.

Art programme marks President Ho Chi Minh's 30-year national salvation journey hinh anh 4Artist Dang Duong performs song “Tieng hat tu thanh pho mang ten Nguoi.’ (Photo: VietnamPlus)

On January 18, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference began, gathering together 27 victorious countries in World War I, including France, to discuss the setting up of a new world order.

Under the name Nguyen Ai Quoc, Ho Chi Minh sent the “Petition from the People of An Nam” to the conference on June 18, 1919.

The petition left an impression on international public opinion and delivered the key message that the Vietnamese people wished to have true independence recognised by the international community. Since then, the name Nguyen Ai Quoc - Nguyen the Patriot - became known around the world.

Finding a path towards national liberation during his 30-year journey, he returned to lead Vietnam’s revolution and overcome countless difficulties and challenges to record consecutive victories.

Ho Chi Minh’s odyssey to seek a path towards national liberation was also a journey for Vietnam to become an independent and strong country, establishing itself as comparable to others around the globe, and was also a journey that reflected the everlasting values of the great man, Ho Chi Minh./.