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NA leader attends ceremony marking August Revolution, National Day

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a ceremony held at the NA House on August 19 to mark the 75th anniversaries of the Tan Trao National Congress (August 16), the August Revolution (August 19), and National Day (September 2).

Tan Trao, known as the cradle of Vietnam’s revolution, was once the home of President Ho Chi Minh and Party agencies in the period before the success of the August Revolution in the resistance war against French colonialists.

It was the venue for many historic events leading up to the victorious August Revolution, including the Congress of People’s Representatives - precursor of the National Assembly - chaired by President Ho Chi Minh on August 16, 1945 to determine the destiny of the nation.

On September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, President Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

General Secretary of the NA and head of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc emphasised that the NA, born during the revolutionary struggle, was not only an achievement but also a requirement of the revolution.

The legislature is a symbol of national independence and unity as well as the will and energy of the Vietnamese nation, he said.

Participants also watched a documentary called “September 2, 1945” on the significance of National Day./.