The tour aimed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the foundation day of the Vietnam People’s Army and the 30th anniversary of the whole people’s defense festive day.

The mission offered incense to the Eldest Brother of the Vietnam People’s Army General Vo Nguyen Giap and fallen soldiers of the Vietnam Armed Propaganda and Liberation Team (the predecessor of the Vietnam People’s Army) at the Special National Relic Site of Tran Hung Dao Forest. 

They also attended a ceremony to inaugurate the Ministry of National Defense-invested project on upgrading the Special National Relic Site of Tran Hung Dao Forest. Over the past 75 years, this historical location, where the Vietnam Armed Propaganda and Liberation Team was founded with 34 members, has been carefully preserved by the Cao Bang people. The relic site has contributed to educating patriotic and revolutionary tradition for young generations.

During the tour to the revolutionary land, the mission also conducted various social activities in gratitude of the people in Cao Bang province. Particularly, more than 600 people had their health checked by military medical staff, while policy beneficiaries and needy students in Tam Kim and Hoa Tham communes were presented with gifts.

The Ministry of National Defense presented an amplifier, speakers, and a book shelf, worth VND 196 million in total, to the Special National Relic Site of Tran Hung Dao Forest. The ministry also presented ten computers, worth VND 230 million in total, to Tam Kim and Hoa Tham communes. These gifts aimed to help local people promote socio-economic and cultural development.

Here are some photos of the tour.

General Ngo Xuan Lich and CMC and MND’s leaders laying wreaths and offering incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap
General Lich planting a tree at General Vo Nguyen Giap commemorative area
 
At the inauguration ceremony for a project on upgrading the Special National Relic Site of Tran Hung Dao Forest
General Ngo Xuan Lich writing down his feelings on the memorial book of the commemorative area
The mission visiting the cottage where 34 members of the Vietnam Armed Propaganda and Liberation Team lived and worked
Touring a stele house at Special National Relic Site of Tran Hung Dao Forest
 
The Defense Minister handing over gifts to policy beneficiaries in Tam Kim commune in Nguyen Binh district

Translated by Tran Hoai