The Poliburo member, President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang and the central leaders, provincial leaders offered incense to Hung Kings
Attending the incense offering, there were comrades Tran Dai Quang - Member of Politburo, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Nguyen Van Binh - Member of Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Economic Commission, Head of the Northwest Steering Committee; Lieutenant General Luong Cuong - Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Political Bureau of the Vietnam People's Army; Nguyen Ngoc Thien - Member of the CPV CC, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Le Ba Trinh - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front; Members of the CPV CC and Heads of Ministries and Departments of the Party Central: Chu Ngoc Anh - Minister of Science and Technology; Nguyen Thanh Hai - Head of the National Assembly's Petition Committee; Nguyen Thuy Anh - Chairwoman of the Committee for Social Affairs of the National Assembly; Phan Van Sau - General Inspector of the Government; Le Hoai Trung - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Nguyen The Ky - General Director of Radio Voice of Vietnam; Hau A Lenh - Deputy Head of the Steering Committee of Northwestern; Nguyen Huu Dong - alternate member of the CPV CC, Deputy Secretary of the Son La Party Committee.
The delegation leaders on behalf of the Party Committee, Government and people of 4 participation provinces together with Phu Tho province celebrated the death anniversary of Hung Kings - Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017: Nguyen Hong Dien - Member of CPV CC, Deputy Secretary of Thai Binh Party Committee, Chairman of Thai Binh People's Committee; Le Van Chau - Deputy Secretary of Binh Phuoc Party Committee; Tran Ngoc Tam - Deputy Secretary of Ben Tre Party Committee; Ngo Van Quy - Vice Chairman of Hanoi Municipal People's Committee.
Comrades representing the leaders of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, departments, central branches, Northwest Steering Committee; Command Military Region II; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Command, Ho Chi Minh Relic at the Presidential Palace; leaders, former leaders of central agencies, generals working in the people's army and people's security forces; UNESCO Vietnam; representatives of the Permanent of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Provincial Fatherland Front Committee, Departments, branches, unions, districts, towns and cities of the four participation provinces; the comrades are the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Chairman and Vice Chairman of People's Councils and People's Committees of Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Son La and Hoa Binh; delegates of the provinces participate in activities at the festival.
For the Phu Tho province, there were comrades: Hoang Dan Mac - Secretary of Party Committee, Chairman of People's Council; Bui Minh Chau - Member of the CPV CC, Deputy Secretary Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee; Bui Van Quang - Deputy Secretary of Party Committee; Ha Ke San - Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee, Head of the Organization Committee of the Hung Kings – Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017; Tran Phu Tieu - Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee; Vi Trong Le - Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the People's Council. Members of the provincial Party Committee, Permanent of People's Council, People's Committee, Fatherland Front Committee, Provincial National Assembly; the former leaders of Phu Tho province through the periods; representatives of leaders of departments, branches, unions of the province; district, commune, town, Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committees of districts, towns, and Party affiliates; leaders of communes, wards and townships near the Hung Kings Temple; members of the Hung Kings Organization Committee - Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017. Representatives of typical organizations and individuals have participated in supporting, providing and renovating the historical relics of Hung Kings Temple; leaders and reporters of the central and provinces, people and overseas Vietnamese who have pilgrimage to Phu Tho and expressed their tribute to Hung Kings.
At 6.am, the incense offering delegation with a team of stately statues, the festival flags from the courtyard of the festival through the Gate, Ha Temple, Trung Temple, up to Thuong Temple. Leading a heard was the warriors carrying the national flag, the festival flag and the wreath bearing the words “eternal gratitude to Hung Kings for founding the nation”. Next it was two soldiers bring the flower basket and the girls in traditional clothes bring incense, flowers, gifts and a delegation of 100 children of the Dragon father and Fairy mother. Following the soul festival group, the procession was a delegation of leaders of the Party, the State, central agencies and provinces; leaders of Phu Tho province and compatriots attending on the death anniversary of Hung Kings.
On the opening speech, the member of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of the Organization Committee of the Hung Kings - Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017 Ha Ke San affirmed that the death anniversary of Hung Kings has become a sacred sentiment, deep in the heart of every Vietnamese, whether in Vietnam or abroad; is a symbol of spiritual values extremely unique and profound, expressing the spirit of great solidarity, the traditional good tradition “When drinking water, think of its source”, remember the origin, the meaning of “compatriots” together build Vietnam's strength in the process of building and protecting the nation. By the sentiment, the proud and the task, Phu Tho on behalf of the compatriots in the country to look after the ancestors' temples, in the recent years, the Party Committee, Government and people of Phu Tho province and the cooperation with high responsibility of 4 provinces: Hanoi, Thai Binh, Binh Phuoc and Ben Tre representing the regions of the country have actively implemented the plan of the death anniversary Hung Kings - Hung Kings Temple festival 2017. Successfully organized the death anniversary Lac Long Quan; incense offering to Au Co Mother, Viet Tri Street Folk Festival and the Arts Festival to welcome the Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017; the procession of communes surrounding Hung Kings Temple Relic Site and activities to serve our compatriots and visitors attending and especially offering incense to Hung Kings that was good prepared with formality and honesty rituals.
At the Kinh Thien Palace, in the sacred and solemn atmosphere, on behalf of compatriots and soldiers of the nation, comrades: Tran Dai Quang - Member of Politburo, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Nguyen Van Binh - Member of Politburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Economic Commission, Head of the Northwest Steering Committee; Lieutenant General Luong Cuong - Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Political Bureau of the Vietnam People's Army; Nguyen Ngoc Thien - Member of Central Party Committee, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Hoang Dan Mac - Secretary of Phu Tho Party Committee, Chairman of People's Council; Bui Minh Chau - Member of the CPV CC, Deputy Secretary of the Phu Tho Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee; Le Ba Trinh - Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front entered the palace offering incense, flowers, offerings to the Hung Kings.
Then, the leaders of the delegation of 4 participation provinces participated in the death anniversary of Hung Kings – Hung Kings Temple Festival 2017 with Bui Van Quang – Permanent Deputy Secretary of Phu Tho Party Committee; Tran Phu Tieu - Member of the Standing Committee, Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee of Phu Tho Province went into the palace offering incense to Hung Kings.
On behalf of more than 90 million Vietnamese people, the member of the CPC CC, Deputy Secretary of the Phu Tho Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee Bui Minh Chau expressed gratitude to the Hung Kings and the predecessors who built and kept the country; reported the great achievements that the Party, the people and the army have achieved in the innovation, integration and development of the country; affirmed that generations forever inscribed the words of President Ho Chi Minh: “The Hung Kings had the merit of founding the country. You and I must stick together to safeguard it”, always united to protect the integrity of the nation more powerful and everlasting development.
After the offering incense, the delegation laid flowers and offered incense at Hung King Tomb; offered flowers at the bas of Uncle Ho who was talking with cadres and soldiers of Tien Phong Brigade.
After the incense offering, the representatives of the Party and State leaders, millions of Vietnamese and overseas Vietnamese went to the temples of the relic to offer incense, flowers, offerings to the ancestors and wished the country peacefully, prosperously, participated the cultural activities at the festival.
On the same day, in the localities where has the temple to worship Hung Kings and generals of Hung Kings period in the whole country and in the whole province simultaneously held the incense offering to the Hung Kings in traditional rituals.
By Phuong Thao