An art programme titled “Sacred Vietnam” was broadcast live on VTV1 channel on July 27 to mark the 67th anniversary of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

Jointly held by the Labour and Society Newspaper, Vietnam Television (VTV) and Vietnam Event and Communication Company, the programme, the second of its kind, aimed to honour soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for national liberation.

Through stories told by historical witnesses, documentary films and art performances, the event highlighted the unyielding and courageous spirit of Vietnamese people during the fight against foreign invaders.

As part of the programme, organisers presented gifts to ex-youth volunteers and families of fallen soldiers in Do Luong district, central Nghe An province.

On the occasion, a candle lighting ceremony was held in the southern province of An Giang to pay tribute to nearly 4,000 local martyrs.

Local authorities also visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers as well as held a ceremony to rebury the remains of 185 volunteer soldiers who lost their lives in Cambodia during wartime.

Meanwhile, nearly a thousand of Buddhist monks, nuns and followers from the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang offered incense to commemorate war heroes.-VNA