On the morning of 28 January 2020 (the fourth day of the Year of the Golden Rat), leaders of the Party, Central Government and Hanoi offered incense, planted trees and exchanged new-year wishes with the public at Thăng Long Imperial Citadel.
In attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Trần Quốc Vượng, Member of the Politburo and standing member of the Central Party Committee; Mr. Phạm Minh Chính, Member of the Politburo and Head of the Central Party Committee Commission for Organization; Mr. Nguyễn Văn Nên, Chief of the Office of Central Party Committee. Representatives of the Hanoi included Mr. Hoàng Trung Hải, Member of the Politburo, Party Secretary of Hanoi; Ms. Ngô Thị Thanh Hằng, Member of the Central Party Committee, Vice Party Secretary of Hanoi; Mr. Nguyễn Đức Chung, Member of the Central Party Committee and Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc, Vice Party Secretary of Hanoi.
In the solemn atmosphere of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long, the delegates offered incense to commemorate King Lý Thái Tổ’s transfer of the capital city to Thăng Long in 1010. Since then, Thăng Long has become the convergence of holy spirit where successive dynasties constructed the boundaries of the country and enriched its millennial history and culture, from the days of yore to the glorious Hồ Chí Minh era of modern Vietnam.
Commemoration of the merits and virtues of the ancestral kings and talented officials will help instill in the mind of the descendents a feeling of gratitude and a desire to preserve the good values of Thăng Long – Hà Nội, further promoting the historical and cultural values of the Thăng Long Imperial Citadel, a World Heritage Site located right in the heart of Hanoi, the city of millennial culture.
After the incense offering, the leaders of the Party and Central Government took part in tree-planting ceremony to realize the teachings of President Ho Chi Minh “For the country’s vitalities, Spring is the time to plant trees”
Thăng Long – Hà Nội Heritage Conservation Centre