72 years of “August 19” song

The show was designed to mark the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day of Vietnam. The play “Benh Si” by Luu Quang Vu will be performed for three nights in the Czech Republic. The first night drew nearly 500 people. The next two, in Brno and Ostava, are expected to lure similar crowds.  The troupe will continue its tour Leipzig and Berlin (Germany). Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai, the comedy Benh Si is one of the most famous plays written by late playwright Luu Quang Vu. It stars actors Xuan Bac, Phu Don, Viet Thang and actress Ho Lien. Taking place in a rural village in the north, the play is about a commune chairman and his officers, who are ordinary and good-natured people. However, they begin to consider themselves ‘noble’, and start to seek glory. Ridiculousness occurs happen when the officials’ good natures cannot change to adapt to their new lives. Luu Quang Vu wrote more than 50 plays. Most of them criticise the dark side of society, especially focusing on corruption and authoritarian behaviour. The play “Benh Si” was Vu’s last production before he died aged 40 in a traffic accident in 1988. It has been performed throughout the country and received great acclaim from audiences.... [read more]

A scene of the comedy play “Benh Si” (Egotism) performed in Prague (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Drama Theatre’s troupe performed the comedy play “Benh Si” (Egotism) in Prague, the Czech Republic, on August 18 as part of its Europe tour. The show was designed to mark the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day of Vietnam. The play “Benh Si” by Luu Quang Vu will be performed for three nights in the Czech Republic. The first night drew nearly 500 people. The next two, in Brno and Ostava, are expected to lure similar crowds.  The troupe will continue its tour Leipzig and Berlin (Germany) Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai, the comedy Benh Si is one of the most famous plays written by late playwright Luu Quang Vu. It stars actors Xuan Bac, Phu Don, Viet Thang and actress Ho Lien. Taking place in a rural village in the north, the play is about a commune chairman and his officers, who are ordinary and good-natured people. However, they begin to consider themselves ‘noble’, and start to seek glory. Ridiculousness occurs happen when the officials’ good natures cannot change to adapt to their new lives. Luu Quang Vu wrote more than 50 plays. Most of them criticise the dark side of society, especially focusing on corruption and authoritarian behaviour. The play “Benh Si” was Vu’s last production before he died aged 40 in a traffic accident in 1988. It has been …... [read more]

NDO – Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front, on August 19, paid tribute to late President Ton Duc Thang at his Museum in District 1, on the occasion of the 129th anniversary of the leader’s birth (August 20-1888-2017). The delegation was led by Politburo member and Secretary of the City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan. The delegates remembered the great contributions made by late President Ton Duc Thang to the nation’s revolutionary cause. Following the incense offering ceremony, the delegates visited the exhibition themed ’15 years in Con Dao prison’ where the late President was detained. Comrade Ton Duc Thang was born in An Giang province on August 20, 1888, to a family with a rich tradition of patriotism. He joined the patriotic struggle when he was very young and soon became one of the pioneers of the working class and national liberation movements, significantly contributing to worker’s movements throughout the world. During his 15 years in Con Dao prison (1930-1945), he became a spiritual leader to the political prisoners at the prison. After the success of the August Revolution in 1945, he was released from the prison and comrade Ton Duc Thang joined hands with the Party, people and army to build a people’s democratic administration in order to complete the cause of national liberation. He was the State President from 1969 to 1980. On the same day, a large number of agencies,…... [read more]

NDO – Seventy-two years ago, on August 19, 1945, under the leadership of the Party, the entire nation, with great determination, rose up in a revolt that overthrew feudalism and broke the chains of colonialist slavery, marking the dawn of a new era of national independence and socialism. With that resounding victory, the Vietnamese working class and people and the working classes and oppressed nations around the world could be proud. It was the first time in the revolutionary history of the colonial and semi-colonial nations that a 15-year-old party with over 5,000 members successfully led a revolution to seize power, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) – the first ever people's democratic State in Southeast Asia. This great event was a glorious milestone in the history of national construction and defence. The great victory of the August Revolution was a victory of strength of national unity and the Vietnamese people’s patriotism, bravery, wisdom and will, which were inherited and promoted to new heights under the effective leadership of the Party. It was also the success of the appropriate revolutionary line, the wise leadership and strategic vision, as well as the acumen to seize opportunities and the art of combining national strength with the era's opportunities created by the Party and the great President Ho Chi Minh. The rich reality of the Vietnamese revolution has proved that the Party's wise and ingenious leadership was the crucial factor in every…... [read more]

NDO – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh hosted an intimate meeting with a delegation of 60 exemplary members of the trade unions of the People’s Public Security and People’s Army Forces, who have performed effectively in the “Good Labour” emulation movement during the period of 2012-2017. The aim of the event was to celebrate 72 years of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2), 72 years of the traditional day of the Vietnam People’s Public Security Force, 88 years since the establishment of the Vietnam Trade Union, and all-level trade union congresses. Addressing the meeting, the Vice President briefed the delegates on the national socio-economic situation over the past few years, whilst recognising and praising the significant contributions of the public security and army forces to the country’s general development, including the efforts and sacrifices made by the good labourers who have set outstanding examples. She encouraged all-level trade unions in the armed forces, as well as their members, to continue promoting the good labour emulation movements in their respective sectors, upholding comradeship and building united collectives, towards obtaining further significant achievements and contributing to constructing the revolutionary, formal, elite and modern people’s public security and army forces. Thinh also asked the armed forces’ trade union members to build on their attained achievements, in combination with campaigns, including the campaign of studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality and lifestyle, with the upmost determination and discipline. On behalf…... [read more]

Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – The museum of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on August 8 jointly held a photo exhibition to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The exhibition, which will run until September 30, features 120 photos introducing the establishment and development of the association, along with the socio-economic achievements as well as national cultural identity of Vietnam in the ASEAN community. Via the lens of VNA reporters, important events throughout ASEAN’s five-decade development are highlighted, including the first ASEAN Environment Forum in Hanoi in September 1999, the opening of the Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information in October 2000 in Hanoi and the 34th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hanoi in July 2001. Director of the Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Viet Phuong said that the event is part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 72 years of the August Revolution (August 19), and the National Day (September 2). Also on August 8, Can Tho also launched another photo exhibition themed “Sen village – Uncle Ho’s Homeland” showcasing 120 photos on the place where President Ho Chi Minh was born and grew up, as well as the late leader’s visits to his homeland. Within the framework of the event, the Can Tho Museum also coordinated with the An Giang Museum to …... [read more]

Significant sites in major cities of Vietnam will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Popular sites in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.   The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum,…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 8 (VNA) – Significant sites in major cities of Vietnam will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.  The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum, the post office and the headquarters of the municipal People's Committee.  In Can Tho, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge and Hai Ba Trung street in Tan An ward,…... [read more]

The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.   The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum, the post office and the headquarters of the municipal People's Committee. In Can Tho, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge and Hai Ba Trung street in Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district will be decorated on the night.  Founded in 1967, the 10-member ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.VNS... [read more]

The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.   The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum, the post office and the headquarters of the municipal People's Committee. In Can Tho, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge and Hai Ba Trung street in Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district will be decorated on the night.  Founded in 1967, the 10-member ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.VNS... [read more]




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