Saigon, the capital city of Viet Nam, was named as Ho Chi Minh City on 2nd July 1976 in honour of the great revolutionary leader and former President of Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh, under whose leadership Vietnam came free from the French. The mighty war machinery of the US was humbled by this small communist country, though the suffering caused by the attack of the US continues.

On this day we remember the great contributions made by Ho Chi Minh not only to the Vietnamese people, but to the entire world.