A commemorative house of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated in Pac Bo village in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on May 19, on the occasion of the 121 st anniversary of his birth.

The village is where Ho Chi Minh stayed for some time after returning from abroad in 1941 after a 30-year journey to seek a way for national salvation.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and Standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat said the commemorative house carried an important spiritual meaning not only for Cao Bang people, but also people nationwide.

The inauguration of the house allows the education of generations, especially the young, to have better understanding of Ho Chi Minh thought as well as the revolutionary tradition, he said.

Uncle Ho’s birthday was also marked abroad.

A celebration was held at Thailand-Vietnam Friendship Village in Nakhon Phanom province on May 19 with the participation of a large number of the Vietnamese community in Thailand .

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in China organised an incense offering ceremony to mark the 121 st anniversary of the birth of President Ho Chi Minh and 100 years since he left the country to seek national salvation (June 5).

The Cambodian-Vietnamese Association in Phnom Penh held a ceremony on the occasion.

The same day, Vietnamese Nguyen Du school in Vientiane , Laos organised a knowledge contest on President Ho Chi Minh, to express respect to Uncle Ho and contribute to fostering Vietnam-Laos relations.

Major Laos newspapers on May 19 posted a number of articles and photos highlighting President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary morality and his great service.

The Paxaxon, the organ of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, ran an editorial in praise of his teachings as well as his support for the Lao revolution, while the Vientiane Mai (New Vientiane), ran an article titled, “President Ho Chi Minh lives forever in our revolutionary cause”.

Entitled “Ho Chi Minh Though and Thrift,” the Lao Phatthana of the Lao Press Association introduced Uncle Ho’s teachings on the practice of thrift./.