President Truong Tan Sang attended a ceremony to mark the 110 th anniversary of the birth of the late revolutionary Chau Van Liem, one of the founders of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Duc Hoa district, in the southern province of Long An on June 29.

At the event, the Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Mai Van Chinh, reviewed Liem’s revolutionary struggles, a typical example of young patriots and a resilient communist fighter who devoted his life to national liberation and the communist ideal.

Liem was born on June 29, 1902 in Thoi Thanh commune, Thoi Lai district of Can Tho City.

He joined a communist organisation in 1927 and was elected as Secretary of Long Xuyen province’s party committee one year later.

In March, 1929, he was elected to the Standing Committee of the southern party committee and attended the national youth congress in Hong Kong, China .

He returned home to revive Vietnam ’s revolutionary youth association and set up the Communist Party of Annam, then became one of the founders of the Communist Party of An Nam, the first communist organisation in the southern region.

Liem and Nguyen Thieu represented the An Nam Communist Party at a meeting to unite communist organisations and establish the Communist Party of Vietnam on February 3, 1930.

He was sent home by Nguyen Ai Quoc to unite communist organisations from Khanh Hoa to Ca Mau provinces. He was then assigned to act as Secretary of the inter-provincial Gia Dinh-Cho Lon Party Committee.

On June 4, 1930, Liem directed and led farmers during a struggle in Duc Hoa when they demanded a cut in taxes, but died bravely when fighting the enemy.

President Truong Tan Sang and those attending offered incense in commemoration of Chau Van Liem and attended the inauguration of the second phase of the memorial at Duc Hoa.

The memorial includes photographs and documents reflecting the revolutionary struggles of people in Duc Hoa district in particular and Long An province in general as well as the revolutionary cause of Chau Van Liem.-VNA