President Tran Dai Quang and a delegation lay a wreath at Ben Duoc Monument (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang laid a wreath and offered incense at the Ben Duoc Monument in Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City on January 31 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968.

The fallen soldier monument, the largest of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City, is built in the so-called Iron Triangle famous for the historic Cu Chi tunnels to commemorate people and soldiers who laid down their lives during the resistance wars against French and US aggressors.

Also on the occasion of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the State leader attended a programme titled “Tet for the poor and dioxin victims”, and presented gifts to 100 beneficiaries of State preferential policies and underprivileged households in Cu Chi district.

He extended his Tet wishes to locals, and appreciated efforts made by authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi district to care for policy beneficiaries, poor people and Agent Orange/dioxin victims.

The President expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of people who rendered service to the nation, encouraging them to become role models in abiding by the Party’s policies and the State’s laws so others people, especially young generations, can follow.

The leader also paid Tet visits to several intellectuals in the city.-VNA