General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong offers incense to Nguyen Duc Canh, one of the founders of the CPV (Photo: VNA)

Thai Binh (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong on February 1 paid tribute to Nguyen Duc Canh, one of the founders of the CPV, in a memorial site dedicated to the late leader in Thai Thuy district, the northern province of Thai Binh on the occasion of his 110th birthday.

The delegation recalled the revolutionary life of Canh who devoted his whole life for the Party and people.

Canh was born on February 2, 1908 in Diem Dien village, in today Thai Thuy district of Thai Binh.

Being enlightened by the revolutionary ideology, he joined various patriotic movements in 1925-26 when he was studying in Thanh Chung Nam Dinh High School. Then he joined the Vietnam Youth Revolution Association, which was a turning point in his revolutionary life.

In 1928, he was assigned to work as Hai Phong Party Secretary. In 1929, the working class movement had developed well and Canh had made lots of contributions to Tong Cong Hoi Do Bac Ky (the predecessor of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour).

In March 1929, at House No 5D, Ham Long street of Hanoi, the first Communist unit in Vietnam was established with eight members including Canh.

In June 1929, he was elected to be a provisional member of the Central Committee of the Indochina Communist Party.

In April 1931, he was captured by the French. Though he was tortured by the invaders, he did not reveal any secrets of the Party. He was sentenced to death by the French and was killed in 1932.

During his stay in Thai Binh, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited and presented Tet gifts to 96-year-old Vietnam’s Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi Tuat in Tay An and 91-year old veteran communist Tran Thi Mien in An Ninh commune.

In a working session with leaders of Thai Binh, the Party chief recognised improvements in the province, especially in transportation system, infrastructure and local’s living conditions.

Noting that Thai Binh, a rice bowl of the country, has made a number of achievements, with rice production of 13 tonnes per hectares and transformed economic structure, he held that this is a firm foundation for the province to thrive.

He also asked the locality to focus on Party building and developing the sound political system. The provincial Party Committee should direct the implementation of the Party’s instruction in Party building to prevent “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” and degradation on political ideology and lifestyle.

On the occasion of the upcoming traditional New Year, the Party leader wished leaders and locals of Thai Binh good health, prosperity and success in fulfilling targets set in resolutions of the Party’s 12th Congress and the provincial Party Committee’s Congress.-VNA