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Communist leader commemorated in home town

Distinguished: A rare portrait of revolutionary leader Nguyen Duc Canh. File Photo
Viet Nam News

THAI BINH — A scientific workshop on distinguished communist revolutionary Nguyen Duc Canh (1908-1932) was held yesterday to commemorate the 110th anniversary of his birth in his homeland in the northern province of Thai Binh.

The workshop gathered dozens of scholars from the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, the Central Propaganda and Training Commission and leaders of Thai Binh Province.

Addressing the worshop, Nguyen Xuan Thang, director of the academy, confirmed that Canh is one of the initiators of the Viet Nam Communist Party.

“He is a brave communist, a moral leader of Viet Nam’s workers movement and trade union,” he said, “He is among the best students of President Ho Chi Minh. His revolutionary life has engraved a deep mark on the revolutionary cause of the whole people, working class and the Viet Nam Communist Party.”

Though he led a short life of 24 years, he worked for the revolution for seven years, during which he adhered to communist ideals, always represented Viet Nam’s working class and devoted his whole life to the Central Party’s revolutionary cause for independence, national freedom and people’s happiness, Thang said.

Thai Binh Provincial Party Secretary Pham Van Sinh said the workshop is a chance to review Nguyen Duc Canh’s great contributions to the people’s revolution.

The workshop also helps evokes the patriotic tradition and nurtures revolutionary thoughts for people of various ages, he said.

At the workshop, scholars analysed the stages of the short life of the revolutionary and his place in Viet Nam’s revolution. They addressed topics such as Nguyen Duc Canh as a typical veteran leader of Viet Nam’s Party and revolution; Nguyen Duc Canh as a distinguished leader of the working class movement and trade unions; Nguyen Duc Canh as an excellent student of Ho Chi Minh and Nguyen Duc Canh – an eminent person born in Thai Binh Province.

Canh was born on February 2nd, 1908 in Diem Dien Village, in today’s Thai Thuy District of Thai Binh Province.

Being enlightened by the revolutionary ideology, he joined various patriotic movements in 1925-26 when he was studying in Thanh Chung Nam Dinh High School. Then he joined the Viet Nam Youth Revolution Association, which was a turning point in his revolutionary life.

In 1928, he was assigned to work as Hai Phong Party Secterary. In 1929, the working class movement had developed well and Canh had made lots of contributions to Tong Cong Hoi Do Bac Ky (the early organisation of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour).

In March 1929, at House No 5D, Ham Long Street in Ha Noi, the first Communist unit in Viet Nam was established with eight members including Canh.

In June 1929, he was elected to be a provisionary member of Central Party of the Indochina Communist Party.

In April 1931, he was captured by the French. Though he was tortured by the invaders, he did not reveal any secrets of the Party. He was sentenced to death by the French and was killed in July 1932.

The province on the same day organised a worship ceremony at the museum dedicated to the leader in Diem Dien Town. — VNS


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