Dignitaries to the event included State President Truong Tan Sang and former leaders of the National Assembly, Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front.
President Vo Chi Cong (real name Vo Toan) was born on August 7, 1912 into an intellectual patriotic family in Khuong My village, Tam Xuan commune, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam.
Enlightened by the revolution, he overcame numerous difficulties and hardship to lead people of Quang Nam province to seize power from French colonism in 1945.
In the years of resistance against French colonialism and American imperialism, comrade Vo Chi Cong, who was forged in the revolutionary struggle overcame many difficulties and challenges. He was arrested, imprisoned and tortured, yet he was undaunted and remained loyal to the revolutionary cause. His revolutionary cause is tied to the Zone 5 battlefield, the site of arduous and fierce battles in the South.
In the early stage of the country’s renovation, comrade Vo Chi Cong, as a member of the Politburo and Chairman of the National Council, made contributions to agricultural achievements, renewing economic management, and constitutional amendments.
Holding various positions, President Cong was always a firm, loyal and talented cadre with high sense of responsibility. He is also one of the most excellent followers of President Ho Chi Minh.
By Thuy Dung