The day one century ago when 21-year-old Nguyen Tat Thanh left Saigon port aboard a French ship on his revolutionary pathway for national liberation was marked in Thailand on June 8.

Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Duc Thang recalled the cook helper turned State President’s overseas revolutionary life, beginning in the southern French port of Marseilles . The revolutionary road later brought him to the United Kingdom , the United States of America and many other countries, including Thailand during 1928-29, when he called himself Thau Chin.

Thailand has built two sites of President Ho’s relics, one in Nong-on, Udon Thani province and the other in Najok, Nakhon Phanom province.

The meeting that drew crowds of Overseas Vietnamese and students attending Thai universities was followed by an incense-burning ritual for the late President.

An Overseas Vietnamese named Chau Kim Quoi said his compatriots in Thailand have handed down stories about Uncle Ho with his ideology, marvellous achievements and teachings, from generation to generation, in an effort to preserve the Vietnamese identity overseas.

Nguyen Tuan Anh, a student from the Asia Institute of Technology (AIT), said Uncle Ho is the Vietnamese nation’s pride and Vietnamese students in Thailand pledged to follow his example and contribute their knowledge to building an independent, peaceful and prosperous Vietnam./.