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Meeting marks the 130th birthday of late President Ton Duc Thang

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A ceremony marking the 130th birthday of late President Ton Duc Thang (August 20) was held in Hanoi on August 14 by the Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.

Meeting marks the 130th birthday of late President Ton Duc Thang

The event aims to honor Late President Ton Duc Thang whose life and career is a great moral example of a true communist soldier went through severe hardships in war time and devoted his entire life to the cause of national liberation.
Ton Duc Thang was born on August 20, 1888 in An Giang Province. He devoted all his life for the independence and freedom of the People and for the ideals of Communism. He was the first President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In 1912, Ton Duc Thang led the strikes of Ba Son workers which started his revolutionary life.
He was awarded the Gold Star Order in 1958 for his contribution to the country, making him the first to receive the highest decoration of the Party and State.

By LAM NGUYEN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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