Vietnam celebrates national day

Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) Vietnam held a military parade on Wednesday to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and national day here.

Around 30,000 people, including military forces and local residents, participated in the parade at the Ba Dinh Square, where late president Ho Chi Minh had announced the historic Independence Declaration on September 2, 1945, Xinhua reported.

“70 years ago, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and president Ho Chi Minh, our people successfully carried out the Great August Revolution.

“Then at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi on September 2, 1945, president Ho Chi Minh on behalf of the provisional government, pronounced the Independence Declaration,” Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang said in an address before the parade.

“From a poor and backward country, Vietnam has risen out of the socio-economic crisis and the status of a poor and less-developed nation to become a middle-income developing one,” Sang said.

“The entire Party, people and army pledge to stand united and make effort to grasp the opportunities and overcome challenges, strengthen our resolve to safeguard the revolutionary achievements,” he added.

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