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Art performance pays tribute to martyrs, invalids

A special musical programme titled Ky Uc Thoi Hoa Lua to celebrate the 71st Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947) took place on July 25 night at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi.

Jointly organised by Nhan dan (People) newspaper, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnam Television, the event was attended by Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, other leaders and former leaders of the Party and State, Vietnamese heroic mothers, as well as representatives of the martyrs’ and invalids’ families.

Addressing the event, Thuan Huu, member of the Party Central Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Nhan dan newspaper, highlighted that paying tribute to the ancestors is a thousand-year tradition in Vietnam.

This special art performance is to pay tribute to those who contributed to the revolution, demonstrating the gratitude of the Vietnamese people, Thuan Huu said.

It will also contribute to educating the youth of today about tradition, patriotism, national pride and responsibility, he added.

Ky Uc Thoi Hoa Lua was divided into two parts – the miraculous resistance wars of the nation, and ’Gratitude’, with various song and dance performances.

The organising board also presented gifts to three heroic mothers and 20 martyrs’ and invalids’ families.