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12/30/2017 8:42:42 PM

Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh book corner debuts in India

(VNF) - A Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh book corner, the first of its kind, was inaugurated on December 29 in New Delhi, India. The book corner is part of the celebrations marking the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

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Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh speaks at the inauguration ceremony of the Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Book corner (source: VN Embassy in India)

Vietnamese Ambassador to India, Ton Sinh Thanh; Director of the Indian Ministry of Culture’s National Mission on Libraries and Anthropology, Deepika Pokharna attended the ceremony.

Speaking at the opening address, Ambassador Thanh briefed delegates and guests of the event on a collection of nearly 1,000 book titles written in English covering a wide range of fields, such as history, culture, people, religion, heritage, political, socio-economic policies of Vietnam. 

Especially, the Vietnamese diplomat highlighted a category of books featuring Vietnam-India relations as well as President Ho Chi Minh, a national liberation hero, a cultural celebrity honoured by UNESCO and a great friend of the Indian people.

He also spoke highly of the opening of the book corner as a practical activities to propel further development of the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership in the future.

Deepika Pokharna, Director of the Indian Ministry of Culture’s National Mission on Libraries and Anthropology, for her part, expressed her hope that more similar kind of book corners will be opened in India as a contribution to fostering friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The book corner is located at the Central Secretariat Library of India, which was founded in 1891 with about 650,000 volumes at present./.

  ( VNF )
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