Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on January 28 offered incense in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at House No. 67 in Hanoi on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The house, located within the President Ho Chi Minh relic site, was named after the year 1967 when it was constructed. This is where the beloved President worked and passed away.

Talking with the relic site’s officials and staff, the Party leader described the site as a tourist destination and a holy venue where people pay tribute to Uncle Ho.

He noted with pleasure the increasing number of tourists to the relic site and urged the staff to set bright examples by studying and following the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh.

Earlier, on January 27 President Truong Tan Sang also burnt incense to commemorate the late President at House No. 67.

Bidding New Year wishes to the relic site’s officials and staff, the State leader asked them to well perform the task of protecting and preserving valuable objects in the house for future generations.

The President Ho Chi Minh relic site welcomed 2.5 million visitors last year, mirroring the President’s great influence on people nationwide and international friends, said its director Nguyen Van Cong.

Meanwhile, many units and localities in the central province of Nghe An and other localities paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his homeland in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district.-VNA