Bui Van Cuong, a local from Bo town of Hoa Binh’s Kim Boi district, has made his first visit to Chai village, Vong La commune of Hanoi’s outskirt Dong Anh district where late Party General Secretary Truong Chinh drafted the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture”, the first platform on culture 81 years ago. For Vietnamese culture lovers like Cuong, the historical relic site is a must-visit place.

Cuong held that the platform helped unlock the sources of national culture in the context of accelerating anti-imperialist and anti-feudalist movements towards the August Revolution in 1945.

It showed the strategic vision and mindset of the Party on the significant role of culture in the country’s revolution, contributing to shaping and promoting the Vietnamese culture in the Ho Chi Minh era, affirming that the Party’s leadership over culture is a political necessity and an objective need, said Cuong.

Introduced in 1943, the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture” defined three movement principles in culture: nationalisation, popularisation, and scientification. These are still seen as fundamental principles guiding the development of the Vietnamese culture.

The spirit of the document was associated to the Resolution of the fifth plenary session of the 8th Party Central Committee and the Resolution of the ninth session of the 11th Party Central Committee, which are important documents released by the Party on the development of the Vietnamese culture in the new period.

Particularly, after the 13th National Party Central Committee and the national conference on culture in 2021, Party Committees and administrations at all levels have determined to implement tasks in cultural development.

Hoa Binh, a Muong region with rich cultural values, has made efforts with high political determination to implement the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture”, focusing on strengthening communications and popularisation of Party and State’s policies and laws regarding cultural heritage. The province has encouraged people from ethnic minority groups in the locality in general and the Muong community in particular to maintain their good cultural traditions and eliminate outdated customs and superstitions. It has educated the local communities on legal regulations on cultural heritage, festivals, beliefs, and religions, thus enhancing public awareness of protecting and promoting cultural heritage and cultural values of the nation and their ethnic groups.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the locality’s outstanding activities in maintaining the national cultural identity included the implementation of projects to collect, research, and translate Mo Muong verses, and the listing of local cultural heritages such as Gong and Khai ha festivals.

Particularly, Hoa Binh has completed the building of the Muong language script, which was approved by the provincial People’s Committee, serving the teaching of the language in the province in the 2018-2025 period.

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