Mass celebration marks the 60th founding anniversary of the LPRP
Introduction: More than 1,000 people gathered at the National Conference Hall in Vientiane on Saturday morning the 21st of March to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party or LPRP and to celebrate the 40th anniversary celebrations for National Day.
Story: In his remark at the national meeting where attended by Former LPRP Secretary General and Former President of the Lao PDR Khamtay Siphandone, Politburo and Party Central Committee members as well as high-ranking officials from various ministries and the provinces and invited guests.
Party Secretary General and President of Laos Choummaly Sayasone highlighted the Party’s background since its establishment in leading the Lao people to fight for national liberation, as well as the various development achievements under its leadership.
According to him, the Party was founded on March 22, 1955, having had origins in the Indochina Communist Party, led by Ho Chi Minh at the time.
President Choummaly said, the establishment of the Party was in response to the needs of Lao people, who wanted a party to lead their fight and encourage all Lao people to make sacrifices for their nation. Adding that, after its establishment, the Party led the Lao people to fight against foreign colonialists for 20 years and won on all battlefields before the achievement of national liberation in 1975.”
The President said the outstanding achievements have given Lao people reason to place increasing trust in the leadership of the Party in terms of national protection and development.
He said adding that, over the past 60 years, our Party has always paid attention to recognising the Marxism-Leninism doctrine and applying it to the development of a political directive to reflect the reality of the country.
It is disclosed that, from 1975 until the present, development efforts have focused on the economy, socio-cultural growth, infrastructure, health, education, tourism, poverty reduction, information, investment, law-making and foreign affairs. All of these areas have seen improvement in parallel with the country’s overall development.
The living conditions of the multi-ethnic people in both urban and rural areas have steadily improved. Poverty is a critical issue for the country and the entire Party, state and people are working to address it.
The overall poverty rate has fallen year by year as the number of individual households officially classified as poor steadily declines.
A crowd of people gather today in Vientiane to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and to celebrate the 40th anniversary celebrations for National Day.
Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on March 21, 2015