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What is the date of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army?

What is the date of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army?

What is the date of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army? When does the celebration ceremony of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army take place this year? (Minh Thanh - Bac Giang)

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1. What is the date of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army?

The Vietnam People's Army is the national military force of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the core force of the Vietnam People's Armed Forces.

Since its establishment, the Vietnam Propaganda Unit of Liberation Army has continuously developed. December 22, 1944, was recognized as the founding day of the Vietnam People's Army, marking the birth of a new military organization for our nation.

In 1989, based on the directive of the Central Secretariat Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the decision of the Government, December 22nd not only became the anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army but also the National Defense Day, celebrated by the whole nation.

2. When does the celebration ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army take place this year?

Since its establishment, the Vietnam Propaganda Unit of the Liberation Army has always emphasized its continuous development and growth. December 22, 1944, was designated as the day of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army, marking the birth of a new military organization for our nation.

In 1989, according to the directive of the Central Secretariat Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the decision of the Government, December 22nd became not only the anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army but also the National Defense Day, celebrated by the entire nation. In 2024, December 22 falls on a Sunday.

Every year on this day, the entire Vietnamese people engage in activities focused on national defense and the military. These activities aim to deeply promote the tradition of fighting against invaders to protect the country, uphold the qualities of Uncle Ho's soldiers, nurture love for the nation and socialism, and encourage all citizens to contribute to strengthening national defense, building the military, and safeguarding the Fatherland.

According to Point c, Section II of Decision 307/QD-TTg in 2023, the celebration ceremony of the Vietnam People's Army founding day in 2024 will take place at the following time and venue:

- Time: 09:00 on December 20, 2024 (Friday).

- Venue: The National Convention Center.

- Live broadcast on VTV1/Vietnam Television and VOV1/Vietnam Voice Radio.

The program of the 2024 celebration of the Vietnam People's Army founding day includes:

- Paying tribute to President Ho Chi Minh and commemorating the heroic martyrs: delegations of leaders and former leaders of the Party, State, and Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; leaders of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam; representatives of central agencies, ministries, and organizations, and Hanoi City will visit the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh and offer incense at the Martyrs' Monument.

- Celebration program (with a separate program): inviting one comrade to deliver a speech on behalf of the Party and State leaders.

3. Activities of propaganda, education, emulatioon, and commendation on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army.

According to Section 1, Part II of Decision 307/QD-TTg in 2023, the activities of propaganda, education, emulation, and commendation on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army include:

- Organizing activities to propagate the commemorative event under the theme "Building a politically strong, disciplined, compact, modern Vietnam People's Army," strengthening the protection of the Party's ideological foundation, and countering erroneous and hostile views against the Party, State, and Army.

- Organizing competitions to enhance understanding of the historical traditions of the event; competitions for propagandists, literary and artistic works, and media promotion; conducting press conferences to guide propaganda and training of reporters; compiling, publishing, and distributing documents and publications. Building documentaries, television programs, cartoons for children, and multilingual radio programs for ethnic communities to disseminate information to the people.

- Launching and organizing special movements and campaigns associated with promoting the patriotic emulation movement to achieve achievements in celebrating the event and successfully fulfilling economic, social development, national defense, and security tasks. Organizing commendations for collectives and individuals with outstanding achievements in training, readiness for combat, and contributions to the construction of the military, strengthening national defense, and safeguarding the Fatherland.

- Building on the significant achievements made over the past 80 years, the Vietnam People's Army continues to develop in a revolutionary, regular, and sophisticated manner, gradually modernizing. It actively participates in the country's economic construction and performs its core function of building a strong national defense that contributes to the successful construction and steadfast protection of the socialist Vietnam Fatherland.

Nguyen Pham Hoang Thuy
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