A celebration to mark the 100th birth anniversary of national hero Ly Tu Trong, the first communist youth of the Vietnamese revolution, was held in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 19.

The event was c o-organised by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union ( HCMCYU), the Ministry of Public Security and local authorities.

Speaking at the ceremony, First Secretary of the union Nguyen Dac Vinh gave an overview of Trong’s life, affirming that the hero should act as a role model for Vietnam ’s young generation.
Highlighting the young hero’s sacrifice, Ha Thi Khiet, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, declared that the Party and State always appreciate the role played by the younger generation, HCMCYU and its chapters in the national building and defence.

She called upon youth union members to follow Trong’s example and strive to contribute to the country’s development in the future.

Ly Tu Trong, whose actual name was Le Van Trong, was born on October 20, 1914 in May village in Nakhonphanom, Thailand.

As the first communist youth member of HCMCYU, he was arrested by the French army in February 1931 and executed in November that year at the tender age of 17.-VNA