Various cultural and art activities will be held to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the liberation of Hanoi (October 10), To Van Dong, Director of the municipal Culture, Sports and Tourism Department has revealed.

A big meeting is scheduled for October 10, during which excellent individuals in patriotic movements will be honoured, said Dong.

The same day, a live television programme featuring a special art performance will be organised, followed by firework shows in several places across the city, he said.

A number of exhibitions and conferences will also be arranged, introducing the culture and well as socio-economic achievements of the capital city over the past six decades, said the official.

There will be a scientific conference on the theme “The capital’s liberation – inheriting and developing the cultural values and military art through 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi,” along with a tourism festival featuring traditional trade villages.

Meanwhile, Hanoi will also implement a number of activities to show gratitude to fallen soldiers, war invalids and those who contributed to the liberation of Hanoi , Dong added.-VNA