Great national unity celebrated in Bac Ninh province hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (centre) presents flowers to the elderly in Phat Tich commune at the celebration (Photo: VNA)

Bac Ninh (VNA) – A celebration of the great national unity bloc and the 86th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) was held in Phat Tich commune of Tien Du district, northern Bac Ninh province, on November 13.

At the event, which was also attended by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, local residents were reminded of the development of the Vietnam National United Front – the VFF’s predecessor founded by the Communist Party of Vietnam and then President Ho Chi Minh on November 18, 1930.

Over the past 86 years, the Front, under different names, has brought into play Vietnam’s traditional unity and patriotism and gathered people from all strata to defeat invaders and retake national independence.

Speaking to residents in Phat Tich, Party General Secretary Trong praised the solidarity, efforts and achievements that the local Party committees, administration, VFF chapter and people have obtained.

He highlighted local improved infrastructure, more industrial parks, good economic growth, stable social situation, and higher per capita income. Various activities have also been organised in response to VFF-launched movements.

He underscored the VFF’s significance to the national unity as seen through various initiatives today such as the great national unity festival, or movements calling for people’s joint efforts to practise civilised lifestyles, and build new-style rural areas and civilised cities.

The Party chief also sent congratulations to VFF staff nationwide on the occasion the great national unity festival.

During his stay in Phat Tich commune, he offered incense and planted trees at Phat Tich Pagoda, a national historical and cultural relict site of special importance.-VNA