An exhibition portraying the late President Ho Chi Minh, who founded Vietnam’s revolutionary press and penned over 2,000 articles throughout his lifetime, opened in Hanoi on May 18.

On exhibit are over 200 photos, materials and objects featuring his press activities, many of which are released for the first time, including a collection of 40 photos of his meetings with foreign journalists or his images on foreign cover pages.

The event is a tribute to a talented leader, a world cultural figure and a great journalist who trained a staff of Vietnamese revolutionary press reporters, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said in his opening remarks.

President Ho Chi Minh used the press as a sharp and effective tool to support the national revolution. He established and directed various press agencies, leaving a substantial press legacy behind and valuable teachings for us to follow, Tuan added.

The display, as part of celebrations for the 125th birth anniversary of the late President (May 19) and the 90 th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21), will run through June 21.

The Vietnam Journalists’ Association is curating the event.-VNA