(HBO) – The Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on December 5 to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the School for Ethnic Minority Cadres of the Southern Region and inaugurate a memorial site for the school.
Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Relic Area.
In 1954, President Ho Chi Minh and the Party Central
Committee made a strategic decision that was sending children of cadres,
soldiers and people in the southern region to the north to receive training.
Among them, more than 2,000 were from ethnic minority groups.
To improve the living and learning conditions
for the students, in December 1958, the then Central Committee for Ethnic
Affairs decided to establish a training area for the southern region’s ethnic
minority cadres which was later renamed School for Ethnic Minority Cadres of
the Southern Region. The school was located in Dong Tam commune, now Chi Ne
township of Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province.
During the 15 years the school was based in Lac
Thuy, it always received favourable conditions and assistance from local
authorities and residents. Thousands of cadres and students graduated from this
school and became officials and scientists. Some of them held important
positions of the Party, the State, armed forces and localities nationwide.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister-Chairman of
the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien highly valued Hoa Binh
province’s support for the memorial site building. He expressed his hope that
local authorities and residents will treasure and introduce the site’s values
to younger generations and visitors.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Bui
Van Tinh described the school as a special education model showing the Party,
State and President Ho Chi Minh’s attention to education for ethnic minorities,
as well as the solidarity among ethnic groups and between the southern and
He asked the Party organisation, administration
and people of Lac Thuy district to uphold their sense of responsibility towards
the preservation, rehabilitation and promotion of the relic site’s values so
that the site will become a gathering venue for its alumni and a place for
educating the young on history and revolutionary traditions.
On this occasion, the Ethnic Minority Affairs
Committee presented 50 million VND (nearly 2,200 USD) as a gift to the Lac Thuy
Association for Promoting Education. The school’s alumni also presented 50
million VND to the district./.
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