The thoughts and moral example of President Ho Chi Minh were a great and valuable spiritual asset of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the nation, eternally lighting up the country’s revolutionary cause to final victory.

The remark was made by the Nhan dan (People’s) newspaper, the official organ of the CPV, in its editorial run on May 19 in celebration of the 121 st birthday of Uncle Ho and 100 years of his departure to the world to seek ways to national salvation (June 5, 1911-2011).

President Ho Chi Minh devoted all of his life to the cause of national liberation and construction, the editorial said, adding that realising his sacred last instructions, the CPV has raised high its firm political spirit, been consistent with the goal of national independence and socialism, and considered the Marxism-Leninism and the Ho Chi Minh thoughts as the foundation and guidelines for its action.

The Party initiated and has been leading the national renewal process, recording achievements of historical significance, the paper said.

The editorial called on all cadres, Party members and people of all strata to grasp thoroughly policies in documents presented at the 11 th National Party Congress, regularly study and follow the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh, and strive for the goal of a strong country with healthy people and a democratic, fair and civilised society.

On the occasion, major newspapers in the country such as the Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army), Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) and Saigon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) run editorials and articles affirming the whole people’s commitment to following Uncle Ho’s path to make Vietnam more prosperous and beautiful as he had recommended./.