First print of Revolutionary Path to go on display hinh anh 1A page from Duong Kach Menh (Revolutionary Path) written by President Ho Chi Minh (Photo courtesy of the museum)

Hanoi (VNA) -The original version of “Duong Kach Menh”  (Revolutionary Path) book written by President Ho Chi Minh will be displayed for the first time at a special exhibition in Hanoi on October 10.

Entitled Light from the Revolutionary Path, the exhibition will be held at the Vietnam National Museum of History to mark the 90th anniversary of the first publication of the book.

With more than 150 documents, artefacts, and photos, the exhibition will introduce to the public the book’s great significance as well as the revolutionary generation’s contribution - the first “red seeds” that Nguyen Ai Quoc, an alias of Ho Chi Minh, germinated for the Vietnamese Revolution, according to Nguyen Van Cuong, the museum’s director.

“This book helps the young generation learn more about the leader’s great ideas, vision and revolutionary methods,” he said. “Thereby, it contributes to arouse patriotism, national pride to protect and build the country.”

The book included lectures by Nguyen Ai Quoc at training courses for staff of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League, held in Guangzhou, China, between 1925 and 1927. The first printed versions were moved secretly to French controlled Vietnam before 1930.

The book is said to be one of the great works in terms of revolutionary theory and practice. Through the book, Nguyen Ai Quoc, the first Vietnamese communist, presented the essence of Marxist-Leninist revolutionary doctrine and the Vietnamese revolution’s basic development direction in the most intelligible way.

This book played an important role in propagating Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam in the late 1920s. Following the guiding line of Revolutionary Path, the first students came back to Viet Nam to prepare for the foundation of the Vietnam Communist Party in 1930. They also led the successful August General Uprising in 1945 to found the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and open a new era in  the nation’s history.

The book currently stored at the museum is one of the few original prints of 1927 and was recognised as a National Treasure in 2012.

The exhibition will also introduce some objects used by Communist Party’s leaders and soldiers between 1925-1945. A documentary film will also be shown.-VNA