Painting exhibition on sentiment of OVs for President Ho Chi Minh held in Hanoi

Up to 55 paintings of painter Dao Trong Ly on overseas Vietnamese’s (OVs) sentiment for President Ho Chi Minh are on display at an exhibition opened in Hanoi on May 17.
Painting exhibition on sentiment of OVs for President Ho Chi Minh opens in Hanoi
Painting exhibition on sentiment of OVs for President Ho Chi Minh opens in Hanoi. (Source: VNA)

Jointly organised by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Thailand-Vietnam Association in Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand, the event was held on the occasion of the 134th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (19/5/1890-2024).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Director of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum Nguyen Minh Anh said during his revolutionary life, President Ho Chi Minh lived in Thailand from July 1928 to November 1929. During the period, he expanded and strengthened the mass base of the Vietnam Revolutionary Youth League, educated Vietnamese in Thailand to respect the customs of the Thai people and encouraged them to learn Thai and Vietnamese languages.

An emphasised that along with building revolutionary organisations, President Ho Chi Minh also instructed Vietnamese cadres who were operating in Thailand to help OVs improve their living conditions. The life and moral example of the late President always live on in the hearts of all Vietnamese people, whether living at home or abroad.

The exhibition featured the spirit of patriotism and respect for President Ho Chi Minh of the OVs community in general, overseas Vietnamese community in Thailand, Nakhon Phanom province and the painter in particular to remember and appreciate the great merits of President Ho Chi Minh.

The exhibition runs until May 22, after that all the paintings will be gifted to the museum.

Painter Dao Trong Ly was born in 1951 into a patriotic Vietnamese family in Nakhon Phanom. He used to be chairman of the association of Vietnamese Thais in the province and teach Vietnamese to OV children. He has been managing the relic site dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh in Nakhon Phanom since 2018.

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(Source: VNA)