Party and state leaders place wreaths on the 60th anniversary of the founding of LPRP (22/3/1955)
Introduction:Party and state leaders placed wreaths at the Unknown Soldier Monument and The President Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial statue in Vientiane to pay their respects to those who fought and died in the battle for national liberation prior and after 1975.
Story: The wreath laying was part of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (22/3/1955) and the 40th anniversary celebrations for National Day on December 2, which commemorate the date of the Lao revolution.
Party politburo member and Vice President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit led other leaders in the wreath-laying procession. Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, President of the Lao National Assembly Madame Pany Yathortou and other high-ranking officials were also present at the occasion.
The government describes the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and the 40th anniversary celebrations for National Day on December 2 as a tribute to the victory of Lao people after thousands of years of fighting for independence and a celebration of a multi-ethnic people gaining full independence and ownership of their country.
The days aimed at educating young people, promoting national patriotism and encouraging support of the new regime. It also facilitates remembrance of former revolutionary leaders who died during the national liberation as they fought for independence, freedom and the prosperity of the multi-ethnic Lao people.
It is disclosed that, the government has built a National Cemetery at Km24 in Vientiane to house the remains of the revolutionary leaders in recognition of their sacrifice for the nation. This was done to ensure all the remains were in the same place, making it easier for young Lao people in particular to visit and pay their respects. The remains of the country’s first generation of revolutionary leaders were relocated in March in 2013. The cemetery is still being added to and will house more generations of revolutionaries in the future.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party after it was established on March 22, 1955. The Party is the backbone of the country’s entire political system and represents the interests of people from all walks of life. It formulates policies on national development in all areas. Laos now enjoys independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity after hundreds of years of fighting for full sovereignty.
Today, multi-ethnic groups have ownership of the country and recognise the great success of the Party leadership in repelling invading enemies and fighting for national independence.
Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on March 21, 2015