Many activities to mark the 83rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the 45th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and Lunar New Year 2012 took place in Ho Chi Minh City on February 1.

At the HCM City Museum , 300 documents, images, and exhibits highlight the ingenuity and bravery of the Vietnamese soldiers, intelligence agents and messengers in the 1968 Tet Offensive campaign against the US army.

At Lam Son Park , 280 photographs and maps with the theme “Celebrate the spring, celebrate the glorious Party” were on display, showcasing the Party’s great achievements in the nation’s revolution and the past 83 years.

The event attaches great importance to the leading role of the Party in the process of building and developing the country.

Under the theme “Spring and Fatherland”, photographs selected from the 2013 Spring Artistic Photo competition were displayed at Chi Lang Park to reflect the image and atmosphere of the upcoming Lunar New Year.

Besides, the Thanh Nien (Youth) House of Culture organised a photo exhibition demonstrating soldiers and people’s activities to destroy the US army’s local war strategy.

The same day, the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Binh Chanh district People’s Committee began the construction of a memorial for the soldiers who died in the 1968 Tet Offensive .

On the occasion, several central and southern provinces, namely Quang Tri, Vinh Long, Ninh Thuan, and Hau Giang organised meetings and activities to commemorate the 83rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam.-VNA