A grand ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 19 to celebrate the 121st birthday of Uncle Ho, who devoted all of his life to the cause of national liberation and socialism building.

Attending the ceremony were Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Pham Phuong Thao and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Van Dua, Vice Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, highlighted President Ho Chi Minh’s service to the nation, saying that together with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), he set out sound and talented guidelines and strategies that solved basic issues of the Vietnamese revolution.

He made great contributions to the country’s historical victories, including the success of the August Revolution 1945, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the victories over French and US invaders, leading the nation to the era of national independence and socialism.

On the occasion, HCM City honoured 100 individuals who recorded excellent achievements in the campaign “Studying and following the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh”./.