Series of VWU’s activities commemorating 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory

From 4-6 March 2024, the VWU conducted a series of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory (7/5/1954 - 7/5/2024) including educating patriotism, paying tribute to revolutionary contributors and implementing social security activities, ect.
Delegates cut the ribbon to open the exhibition "Women with Dien Bien" and the Trade Fair on agricultural products.

* On March 4, 2024, the VWU opened the Exhibition "Women with Dien Bien" in Dien Bien city with 3 main contents: Contributions to the Dien Bien Phu Victory; for a Developed Dien Bien; Dien Bien - Rendezvous of the Future.

Delegates visit the photo exhibition "Women with Dien Bien"

Former Secretary of the Party Central Committee, former Head of the Central Committee for Mass Mobilization, former President of the Vietnam Women's Union Ha Thi Khiet (left) visits the Trade Fair

* On the afternoon of March 4, 2024, Dien Bien provincial Women's Union organized the Launching Ceremony "Pride of Dien Bien – Women’s Aspiration for Development" and took to the streets "Brilliant colors of Dien Bien" in response to the Launching Ceremony and the Trade Fair on introducing and promoting typical products of Dien Bien to enhance women’s economic empowerment.

Ao dai performance at the Launching Ceremony “Pride of Dien Bien”

* In the early days of March 2024, the VWU organized delegations to offer incense to commemorate the Heroes and martyrs who had made great contributions to Dien Bien Phu victory.

Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Do Van Chien, Leaders of the Vietnam Women's Union, Leaders of Dien Bien province and delegates offer incense and flowers to commemorate the heroic martyrs at Dien Bien Battlefield.

Incense offering at Independence Cemetery (Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province)

Incense offering at Tong Khao Cemetery (Thanh Nua commune, Dien Bien district)

Incense offering at Him Lam Cemetery (Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province)

* The VWU successfully called on support to build 70 “Great Solidarity” houses, 2 “Affection” houses in Dien Bien Province and neigboring provinces. The VWU presented thousands of gifts and cash to mothers of martyrs, wives of Dien Bien martyrs and former Dien Bien soldiers, soldiers at the border gate, social pocily families, poor women, disadvantaged women and adopted children,… The total value of gifts and cash is more than VND 4 billion (about 160,000 USD).

Ms. Truong My Hoa, former Secretary of the Party Central Committee, former Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, former VWU President; Ms. Ha Thi Nga, Member of the Party Central Committee, VWU President; together with leaders of the Vietnam Border Guard, provincial and district leaders inaugurate the Great Solidarity House for Ms. Luong Thi Duong's family, Hong Lech Cang village, Thanh Chan commune, Dien Bien district.

Ms. Truong My Hoa (second from the left) and Ms. Ha Thi Nga (second from the right) present 3 portable speakers to Thanh Chan Commune People's Committee, Thanh Chan Commune Women's Union and Dien Bien District Women's Union

* The art program "Forever love for the soldiers and people" and public dance "Women nationwide head to Dien Bien" was held in Dien Bien Phu city, on March 5, 2024 to demonstrate heroic memories and close love between soldiers and people during the struggle period. The program was livestreamed on the VWU’s fanpage.

Mr. Do Van Chien, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, along with leaders of the Vietnam Women's Union and local leaders dance together with VWU members and women of Dien Bien at the program.

Leaders give gifts of gratitude to soldiers and historical witnesses of the Dien Bien Phu victory

* Workshop and Festival of innovative models/activities to promote good cultural practices of ethnic minorities, thus enhancing gender equality

The events were held from 5-6 March 2024 in Dien Bien City with the participation of 250 delegates from 50 provinces and cities of the Project 8 "Implementing gender equality and solving urgent issues for women and children" under the National Target Program for Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas, period 2021-2030.

Ms. Ha Thi Nga (4th from right) presents souvenir flags to representatives of competition teams

VWU’s Vice President Nguyen Thi Thu Hien (left, front row) awards the First Prize to the Dak Lak Women's Union team

* Exhibition "Follow the General's Footsteps"

An exhibition of historical poems and figures titled "Following the General's Footsteps" was organized and opened on March 13, 2024 by the Vietnamese Women's Museum in collaboration with the Nghe An Museum on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory. The exhibition includes 110 poems composed by the teacher, poet, and journalist Nguyen Thi My Dung, who had had the opportunity to meet and write many articles and poems about the talented General for more than 20 years.

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Trung presents congratulatory flowers to teacher, poet, journalist Nguyen Thi My Dung and representative of the Vietnamese Women's Museum

Translated by VWU International Relations Dept.