A special art performance highlighting the Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7, 1954) will be held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on April 26, as part of activities to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the victory which helped end the French colonial rule in Vietnam.

Dozens of domestic artists, many of whom used to perform on the battlefields to support the spirits of the soldiers, will take part in the show that features peace aspirations.

Audiences will have an opportunity to experience a story about Dien Bien Phu through various melodies, said young artist Bui Chi Trung.

Earlier on April 8, a campaign was launched to call on families of war veterans to donate battlefield remembrances to the Vietnam Women Museum. The archives, which help relive the historical moments of the nation’s resistance wars against America and France, will be put on show at a photo exhibition on April 26 at the centre.

The Dien Bien Phu victory, a golden page in Vietnam’s history, underlines the sound and creative people-based war strategy designed by the Party, President Ho Chi Minh and late General Vo Nguyen Giap, as well as the lessons drawn from the campaign – altogether helping fuel patriotism and self-reliance among the masses.

It also features the alliance between the countries of Indochina, namely Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, along with the support and assistance from international friends, especially the Soviet Union and China, that contributed to the victory over the French with Dien Bien Phu being the peak of the triumph.

Alongside the famous historical site Dien Bien Phu, the northwestern Dien Bien province is also home to famous sightseeing spots such as the Muong Nhe primeval jungle, Hua Pe and U Va hot springs, and Pa Khoang and Huoi Pa lakes.-VNA