Statues of former State leaders on display in HCM

An exhibition featuring 25 miniature statues of President Ho Chi Minh and Vice President Ton Duc Thang opened at the Ton Duc Thang Museum in HCM City on October 20.

In addition sculptors from the HCM City Fine Arts Association sent in 26 entries for a contest to create a giant copper statue of the two leaders for installation in Ha Noi for the millennium anniversary.

Lam Quang Noi’s creation won the contest and a 5.4m copper statue of President Ho shaking hands with Ton Duc Thang to congratulate him for becoming vice president of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam in 1960 now adorns Thong Nhat Park in the capital’s Thong Nhat Island.

The other 25 entries are on show at the exhibition where they will remain until February 20, 2011.

The museum is at located 5 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1.

(Source: VNS)

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