State leader presents Tet gifts in Ho Chi Minh City

10:17 | 01/02/2018 Events

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

President Tran Dai Quang (white shirt) presents Tet gifts to local people in Cu Chi district, HCM City - Photo: nld.com.vn

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

As a part of activities in the run up to the lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the State leader attended a program titled “Tet for the poor and dioxin victims”, presenting gifts to 100 beneficiaries of State preferential policies and low income households in Cu Chi district.

He extended his Tet wishes to locals, and spoke of his appreciation for the efforts made by the 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 sacrifices of people who rendered their services to the nation, encouraging them to become role models in abiding by the Party’s policies and the State’s laws so that others, especially those of younger generations, can follow.

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

Theo NDO/VNA