The Central Commission for Propaganda and Education launched an official website in Vietnamese and English on late President Ho Chi Minh on Tuesday, his 125th birthday.
The website, at hochiminh.vn, was put into use at a ceremony in Hanoi which was organized by the commission, the Communist Party of Vietnam’s newswire, and military-run telecom group Viettel, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
The launch was one of the activities to commemorate President Ho’s 125th birthday and is also meant to better illustrate his exemplary life, great vision, and momentous contributions to Vietnam’s independence quest in the eyes of Vietnamese people at home and abroad as well as international friends.
Written in Vietnamese and English, the website gathers invaluable archival information and footage from state agencies, as well as the local and international communities.
The site features 12 sections including those on President Ho’s biography, revolutionary career, ideology, and writings by noted local and foreign figures about him.
Also included are photo, audio and video collections, and a 3D museum on the highly revered president.
The constantly updated website also has a version which is optimized for mobile digital devices.
President Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was an eminent revolutionist and scholar and was integral to the country’s triumphs to gain independence in the 20th century.
He composed and read the country’s Declaration of Independence in 1945 and served as its president from 1945 to 1969.
President Ho, who is acclaimed by UNESCO, is highly revered by locals and people around the world, and was voted one of the 20th century’s 100 most influential personalities by Time Magazine.