International students attended a funeral mourning for General Vo Nguyen Giap at FPT University

Day update: 17/10/2013

“… We – the international students living and studying in Vietnam – share each other not only the knowledge, the happiness but also the sorrow…”  as the first statement opening the funeral  mourning for National Hero General Vo Nguyen Giap . It was gathered by FPT International Academy, FPT University at Hoa Lac campus.

On November, 10th 2013 FPT International Academy, FPT University hold a formal commemoration to the General Vo Nguyen Giap who pasaed away at 103 age with the attendance of more than 40 foreign students. The program aims to help them understanding about Vietnamese great hero, Vietnamese history and the mourning atmosphere covering the whole country these days.

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 The documentaries subtitled by FIA are introduced Vietnamese Legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap to FPT international students.

In the opening video, the international students were introduced the meaning of a mournful atmosphere pervaded the whole country over these recent days. “On September, 9th 1969 the Vietnamese people regardless of their ages, genders and social classes deeply grieved at the death of the President Ho Chi Minh, who made a history for Vietnam. 44 years after that state funeral, now our tears are falling again for his pre-eminent student, Genenal Vo Nguyen Giap”, quoted from the film.

On the latest news spreading over the world and national newspapers these days, FPT foreign students are witnessing the prominent moment when the peoples in Vietnam have been praying and expressing high regards to Vietnamese Legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died at 103 age. The Commemoration presented the important documentaries briefing his biographies, revolutionary career and achievements. The historical films on the two wars of Vietnam against France and U.S colonials were also shown up, which helped them to understand the historical context and our great victories through these protracted wars. In these stories, General Giap is known as a simple and gentle man though holding the historical mission and a great responsibility to lead Vietnam Military Army to fight against the foreign adversaries. The films also reflected the life of General Giap through the wars and in the peacetime, which sketches out a very vivid overview of the first Vietnamese Legendary General and created a strong impression for foreign students here.

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International students listened carefully the presentation and were very touched seeing his wheels of life in Vietnamese and International history. There seemed no language or race barrier among them but the great sympathy. They paid a special attention to the films, that could help them understanding more about General Vo Nguyen Giap.

After concentrating on watching these documentaries, all students stood up to stay a minute in silence homage to general Vo Nguyen Giap with their best regards and regrets. They all expressed a wordless respect to the picture of General Giap when understanding more about a war hero who partly creates Vietnam History.

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 A foreign student shared his feelings about Vietnamese legendary hero, General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Siream Komkam, a Thai student, said: “I am very regret that a great man of Vietnam has left this world. I also understand why he gains such lot of Vietnamese’s mourning and tears as that in these days”

I think Vietnam country has suffered from a great loss of a sole hero. Your country has risen from the fierce wars to a peaceful and advanced era. I see that your people manifested a firm determination and belief for the leader they chose, in this case in their General Vo Nguyen Giap. The General of Vietnamese people seems a very ordinary a friendly man. He absolutely deserves the massive belief and love of Vietnamese people. His cerebrated victory in Dien Bien Ppu Battle has a strong influence on the liberalization and Independence movement in our African Continent. Providing you do not know the General Vo Nguyen Giap, you do not know Vietnamese History yet”, shared Chinedu Agwu (Nigerian students) after the program.

In a deep sympathy with such loss, the funeral ended with the strong impression of General Vo Nguyen Giap from FPT International students and their deep sharing with Vietnamese Peoples in this national mourning.

The Memorial ceremony for General Vo Nguyen Giap has been held in all divisions and departments at FPT University on November, 12th, 2013 with the participation of all FPT lecturers, staffs and students with the great respect to one of the best Generals of the world in 20th century

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