Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a Tet visit to Nguyen Van Hien, a 99-year-old revolutionary veteran, in the central city of Da Nang o n February 15.

The party leader wished the veteran a happy new year and good health, saying that he hopes Hien will continue to be a good example for young generations to follow.

Meanwhile, on February 14, President Truong Tan Sang visited and extended his New Year greetings to 88-year-old Prof. Dr. and People’s Artist Nguyen Dinh Quang; 98-year-old Prof. Phung The Truong, a former lecturer at the National Economics University; and Prof. Dr. To Ngoc Thanh, 81, a leading researcher in folk culture and music.
The President praised the senior intellectuals for their contributions to the cause of culture, literature and art, education and scientific research of the country.

The same day, the President offered incense to later Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Cu at his memorial house in Tu Son town’s Phu Khe commune, the northern province of Bac Ninh.

Nguyen Van Cu was elected the Party Secretary in 1938 when he was only 26. In June 1940, he was arrested in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and was sentenced to death by the French colonialists.-VNA