(HBO) – Whenever possible, the two Lao women adopted by Luong Son Toan, a resident in Chieng Sai hamlet of Mai Chau township (Mai Chau district), amid numerous hardships in the past return to Mai Chau to visit their beloved Vietnamese family.
Lac hamlet in Chieng Chau communes (Mai Chau district)
witnesses touching stories about the Vietnam - Laos relations as it was where
some children from the other side of the border were brought up.
Poet Lo Cao Nhum, a resident in Lac hamlet of
Chieng Chau commune who witnessed this touching story, said in the years full of
difficulties and hardships, the family of Luong Son Toan in Chieng Sai hamlet
still adopted two orphaned girls of the Lao nationality and helped them go to
school. Living up to their adoptive parents’ expectations, the daughters passed
examinations to enroll in the Tay Bac (Northwest) College for Culture and Arts
and then became artists of the Lao army’s art troupe.
Nhum said they have returned to visit their
adoptive parents for many times.
Kha Van Nhut, Secretary of the Party Committee
of Na Phon commune, said in the 1960s, the Party Committee and People’s
Committee of Mai Chau district evacuated to Nhot hamlet, where local residents
welcomed and guaranteed absolute safety for a meeting between First Secretary
of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Le Duan and President of
Laos Souphanouvong. After that important event, Mai Chau people frequently held
the responsibility for protecting President Souphanouvong and many other senior
officials of Laos during their movement along the historic Road 15.
strengthening friendship, solidarity
In the resistance war against French
colonialists, due to Mai Chau’s strategic location, people of all ethnic groups
here not only engaged in the fight and delivered support to Vietnamese soldiers
in the northwestern battlefield, but also enthusiastically assisted their
compatriots in Hoa Binh province and nationwide to perform the noble
international mission of helping the Lao revolution in the struggle against the
common enemy, according to former Secretary of the Mai Chau district Party
Committee Kha Phuc Giang.
In addition, after setting up a logistics base
in Mai Chau, the Pathet Lao armed propaganda team came to Vietnam to coordinate
with Vietnam’s military units to establish a Vietnam - Laos joint armed
propaganda team. Within two months, this team worked actively in the two
countries’ border areas and along the Ma River, leaving strong impression on
During the resistance war against the US, Mai
Chau also witnessed evidence of the Vietnam - Laos friendship when it was a
transit point for goods, foods, ammunition, and medicine from Hai Phong Port to
Sam Neua town of Laos. Along Road 15 from Suoi Rut to Van Mai, many places were
used to store weapons and vehicles of the Lao army. In particular, Mai Chau
also accommodated a school for training Lao cadres during this period.
Upholding that precious tradition, after the
war, the district sent many of its experienced personnel to assist the
localities facing difficulties in Laos.
Ha Cong Nghi, Standing Vice Secretary of the Mai
Chau district Party Committee, said nowadays, though there haven’t been many
economic activities between Mai Chau and Viengxay and Sop Bao districts of
Laos’ Houaphanh province, the two sides have still organised frequent meetings
and cultural exchanges to help intensify the faithful and close-knit ties
between Vietnam and Laos./.
(HBO) - Tu Ly - Hien Luong revolutionary base area is one of the four revolutionary bases in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh. The area was recognised as a national revolutionary historical site by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1996, becoming a "red” address for revolutionary traditional education and a tourism hot spot for visitors.
(HBO) – The Party Committee of Phu Nghia commune in Lac Thuy district has focused on effectively implementing Politburo’s Directive No 05 on promoting the studying and following of President Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality and lifestyle. As a result, the work has become a regular task of collectives and individuals, creating remarkable changes in the locality.
(HBO) – Bui Van Khanh, Deputy Secretary of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, has visited and presented gifts to officials and residents in the Muong Khoi revolutionary base in An Nghia and Tan My communes of Lac Son district. He was joined by officials of the provincial Departments of Public Security; Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; and Culture, Sports and Tourism.
(HBO) – A Hoa Binh working group led by Bui Duc Hinh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, visited and presented gifts to the Party Organisation, administration and residents of Cao Phong-Thach Yen former revolutionary base in Cao Phong district on August 22.
(HBO) – Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Hoa Binh province Bui Van Khanh hosted a reception on August 22 for a delegation from the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Hiroshima prefecture led by its President Miyuki Sakuma.
(HBO) - Setting up an altar worshipping President Ho Chi Minh, hanging his picture and offering incense and flowers on holidays and festivals has become a cultural practice in the lives of many families in the northern province of Hoa Binh. Particularly, on the occasion of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2), Hoa Binh people usually offer incense and flowers on the altar to show their respect to President Ho Chi Minh whom they refer to as Uncle Ho.