An array of cultural and art events will be held in Hanoi to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory and pay tribute to the Vietnamese heroes who laid down their lives in the battle.

The events aim to commemorate the contribution of armed forces and conscripted labourers and people serving the battle, especially General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was Commander of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.

Since April 8, the organising board has been receiving battlefield remembrances kept by the family and relatives of soldiers who were ever-present in the resistance wars against French and later American forces.

The remembrances will be presented to the Vietnam Women’s Museum on May 5. Before that date, photographs of the exhibits will be displayed at a touring exhibition called “Dien Bien Memory”, which will visit the the My Dinh National Convention Centre (NCC) in Hanoi (on April 26) and the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum in the northwestern province of Dien Bien (April 28).

A special concert celebrating the Dien Bien triumph will take place at the NCC on April 26, featuring veteran revolutionary singers such as Tran Hieu, Trung Kien, Quang Tho and Thu Hien.

On the occasion, the organising board will show documentary clips related to the Dien Bien Phu campaign in colour for the first time.-VNA