A special television exchange was broadcast live from Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, and Can Tho City on February 2 to mark the 45th anniversary of the General Offensive and Uprising of Mau Than Spring in 1968.

Viewers watched film documentaries on the 1968 offensive and uprising, with Sai Gon-Gia Dinh (now Ho Chi Minh City) as the main battlefield because it was the headquarters of the US-back government.

On the first night of the offensive, special task troops of the revolutionary forces attacked several targets which were considered “invincible”, such as the US embassy, the presidential palace, Tan Son Nhat airport, and the radio broadcasting station.

The Victory of Mau Than Spring is a historic event. It destroyed the US “localisation war” strategy and forced the US to take part in the negotiations at the Paris conference and subsequently withdraw troops from Vietnam.

Also on February 2, an art programme was televised live on VTV 1 channel from the Hanoi Opera House to mark the 83 rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Participants and viewers had a chance to meet outstanding people who have made important contributions to the nation’s industrialisation and modernisation. The dignitaries included former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan and a naval soldier, Le Vuong Hoang who has just returned from his mission in Truong Sa archipelago.

The guests shared their thoughts on unforgettable milestones and the role of the CPV leadership during the past 83 years.-VNA