Exhibition recounts glorious 60-year journey of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP)
INTRO: As many as three hundreds of photos along with a series of valuable documents and objects on the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party or LPRP and its development over the past 60 years are on display at an exhibition which opened at The President Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum in Vientiane on Friday the 20th of March. It is highlighted that, The Party has now led the country for 60 years. The Party and army recognise the leadership role of the Party in fighting to liberate the country before 1975.
Story: Speaking at the Mass celebration marks Party’s founding anniversary where attended by Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Secretary General and President Choummaly Sayasone , Former LPRP Secretary General and Former President of the Lao PDR Khamtay Siphandone, Politburo and Party Central Committee members.
Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda and Training Board 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.
Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Secretary General and President of the Lao PDR Choummaly Sayasone cutted the ribbon to officially open the Exhibition.
It is recorded that, the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party was founded on March 22, 1955, having had origins in the Indochina Communist Party, led by Ho Chi Minh at the time.
The establishment of the LPRP marked the first time that the Lao people had leadership in the revolutionary fight for freedom against foreign aggressors.
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. 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.
As many as three hundreds of photos along with a series of valuable documents and objects on the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party have reminded visitors about the Party’s establishment, development and success of the resistance war against the French colonists and the US troops.
The exhibition provides a good opportunity for visitors, particularly young people, to learn more about the Party’s history and encourage their patriotism and national pride.
It will be open to the public until December.
Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on March 20, 2015