Over 600 students have taken part in the final rehearsal for the grand opening ceremony of the celebration of Viengxay’s 50th Anniversary as the revolutionary stronghold of Lao people.
The rehearsal was held at the main square of Viengxay district, Houaphanh Province.
The coming grand celebration of Viengxay will take place on November 30, 2018 in Viengxay district, Huaphan Province.
The celebration of the historic event will feature several activities including 22 parades, shows portraying the fighting of Lao people for national liberty in Viengxay decades ago, cultural performance, trade fair of handicraft and agricultural products, as well as the festivals of ethnic minorities.
Viengxay, located in the mountainous province Huaphan, houses a number of caves and some of them were used as residential and working places by revolutionary leaders including President Kaysone Phomvihane and his predecessor Souphanouvong.
Between 1964 and 1970, Viengxay was heavily bombarded and a number of patriots sacrificed their lives for the national revolutionary cause.
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh, who is also head of the organising committee for the celebration of the 50thanniversary of Viengxay, has called on relevant sectors to continue implementing their tasks in an effective manner so that they can fulfill the objectives of the celebration.