The program was part of the activities in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the PAN’s day of first issue publication (October 20, 1950 – 2020).

Senior Colonel Ngo Anh Thu (fifth from right) presents gifts to local policy beneficiaries.

Seventy years ago, the PAN was created from two newspapers, “Ve Quoc Quan” (Salvation Army) and “Quan du kich” (Guerrilla) under the new name of “Quan doi nhan dan” (People’s Army). It released its first issue in Khau Dieu village on October 20.

Speaking at the gathering, Senior Colonel Ngo Anh Thu paid his respect and tribute to President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap, generations of late military reporters and local people. He affirmed that the program was organized to raise troops’ awareness of the PAN’s traditions, contributing to encouraging young journalists to work with a high sense of responsibility to build a comprehensively developed newspaper.

During the program, the delegation offered incense at Uncle Ho Memorial in the ATK (safe zone) site in Dinh Hoa district and at the place where the PAN circulated its first issue. The delegation also handed over office equipment to local authorities and policy families.

Translated by Trung Thanh