Twenty-nine calligraphic works featuring late President Ho Chi Minh’s famous collection of poems, “Prison Diary”, have gone on display at an exhibition that opened on November 15 in the northern province of Phu Tho.

The works created by 24 outstanding calligraphers from the Republic of Korea (RoK) illustrate cultural exchange between Vietnam and the RoK, thus reinforcing their friendship and cooperation.

As part of activities to mark the 68 th anniversary of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, the event is also showing a number of pictures and exhibits highlighting the worshipping rituals for the Hung Kings and Xoan singing – both cases of cultural heritage in need of urgent protection.

The two-week exhibition is offering a good chance for the locality to popularise its special culture as well as fuel national pride among the masses, according to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham Ba Khiem.

As a result, it will help raise public responsibility, especially amongst the youth, for preserving their nation’s cultural heritage, Khiem added.

On the occasion, the department will host an exchange programme for Xoan singers, and launch a tree planting campaign at local historical-cultural sites.-VNA