HCM City on August 31 launched two photo exhibitions to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution, on August 19, and National Day, on September 2.
The exhibition at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 showcases a collection of more than 100 black-and-white and colour photos and documents on the Vietnamese people’s struggle for independence.
Half of the display includes images of the Communist Party, President Ho Chi Minh, soldiers and people in the resistance war to liberate the country from 1930 to 1975.
The other half includes images of HCM City’s achievements in economy, society and culture, and international integration, after liberation and 30 years of Doi Moi (Renewal) policy.
“After liberation, the country gained great achievements in economy, culture, society, and infrastructure, which created the prerequisite for the nation’s cause of modernisation and industrialisation to make the country stronger and wealthier,” said Huynh Thanh Nhan, director of the city’s Department of Culture and Sports.
Another exhibition “Vietnam Men Yeu” (Beloved Vietnam) has been installed along Dong Khoi Street in District 1.
The event displays 50 photos that depict beautiful landscapes of Vietnam, including World Heritage Sites such as the complex of Hue Monuments, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
Photos of World Biosphere Reserves like Cat Ba Island, Cat Tien National Park and Can Gio Mangrove Forest are also featured.
The exhibition also presents photos of people who live across the country.
The two exhibitions will run until September 10. VNS