President Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi’s historical event

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President Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi’s historical event

In the autumn of 1954, President Ho Chi Minh, the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), the Government, the National Assembly came back from Viet Bac to take over Hanoi from French colonists, opening up a new era of the Vietnam’s revolution.

 In such landmark of the history, in order to completely liberate the North of Vietnam and reconstruct the country, President Ho Chi Minh had various meetings with CPVCC and Government leaders to make important political, military, diplomacy, economic and cultural decisions and discuss the takeover of Hanoi in accordance with the Geneve treaty.

Accordingly, Comrade Tran Quoc Hoan was appointed to Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee. A Hanoi Politico-military Committee was also established, presided by Major General Vuong Thua Vu. The Government also decided to establish the Hanoi Administrative Committee to implement related tasks with Mr. Tran Duy Hung being the Chairman and Mr Tran Danh Tuyen being Vice Chairman. It also included Mr. Khuat Duy Tien. Mr. Tran Van Lai, Mr. Le Quoc Than, and Mr. Ha Ke Tan. The Hanoi Administrative Committee was oriented by the Hanoi Politico-military Committee.

President Ho Chi Minh requested cabinet members to move Central agencies from Viet Bac to Hanoi as soon as the takeover was completed. He also asked related agencies to promote communications and education among mass organizations before moving to Hanoi.

In early October of 1954, President Ho Chi Minh and the Government Office moved to Son Tay town. During the days working in Phu Sa Village in Vien Son Commune, Son Tay town, he wrote various articles in preparation for the liberation day. His articles really encouraged people from all walks of life to contribute to the reconstruction of the city after it was liberated.

In the meantime, all forces in Hanoi closely followed the withdrawal of the French colonists and prevented them from destroying public places and historical sites. The Party Committee and people of Hanoi were ready for the ceremony.

On October 8, military forces started moving forward to Hanoi via the Red River and the from the West Lake.

On the early morning of October 9, the army took over the stations and all important areas in Hanoi. In the afternoon of the same day, the French colonists left Hanoi via Long Bien Bridge and move to the South.

At 08.00, October 10th 1954, the Capital Regiment entered Hanoi from the west. The troops went past Kim Ma, Hang Day, Cua Nam, Hang Bong, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang streets before entering Hanoi Citadel via the East Gate.

At 8:45 the same day, troops from the South paraded through Hai Ba Trung district before taking over Don Thuy and Dau Xao.

On its ways to Hanoi, the army were cheered by Hanoian who carried flowers and portraits of President Ho Chi Minh.

At 15.00, October 10th 1954, tens of thousands of Hanoians attended the flag-raising ceremony. General Vuong Thua Vu read the letter that President Ho Chi Minh sent to the people of Hanoi, marking the turning point in the history of Hanoi when the capital was no longer under the domination of the French colonials.

Tran Quang Vinh

Translated by Dic

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