"60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory" postage stamp set

May 8, 2014 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

On May, 05th, 2014, in Dien Bien Phu City (Dien Bien Province), Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with Provincial People"s Committee of Dien Bien organized the special issue of the "60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (1954-2014)" stamp set. This event was one of activities of Ministry of Information and Communications practically celebrate the victory of Dien Bien Phu- ending of 9 years of resistance war and 80 years of French colonial rule.

"60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory" postage stamp set
Attending the ceremony were:  Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Vice Head of the Central Propaganda Committee  Nguyen The Ky; Deputy Minister of  Information  and Communications Truong Minh Tuan;  Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism  Huynh Vinh Ai; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thi Phuong Nga;  Deputy Minister of Public Security Mr. Bui Quang Ben; Vice Chairman of Provincial People"s Committee of  Dien Bien Pham Xuan Khoi.

The "60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (1954-2014)" stamp set was designed under the modern style graphics to depict the Dien Bien Phu Victory Statue and a blooming Bauhinia (a typical flower of the northwestern region). These images expressed the great victory in the desire for future peace of the whole nation. This is the seventh collection of its kind highlighting the triumph.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of  Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan emphasized that the stamp set would contribute to the propagation and education for younger generations on the traditional patriotism as well as the historic victory of  Dien Bien Phu and express a deep gratitude to the sacrifice of previous generations for the national liberation, construction and defense. The message of this small stamp would introduce to people throughout the country, international friends and overseas Vietnamese’s communities more about the glorious history of the people of Vietnam.
The "60th anniversary of  Dien Bien Phu Victory (1954-2014)" stamp set was designed by artist To Minh Trang (Vietnam Post Corporation), including 1 stamp with the written price of 3,000 VND. Stamps were printed in Postal Stamps Printing Company under the offset printing method. The supplying duration on the public postal network was from May, 05th, 2014 until December, 31st, 2015.