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Ho Chi Minh’s Thought on Community Development Through the Literary Work “Mass Mobilization”
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 68-74
Received: Jul. 7, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 23, 2020; Published: Aug. 10, 2020
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Ngoc Loi Pham, Faculty of Public Relations and Social Work, Ho Chi Minh City Cadre Academy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Community development is an interesting topic that attracts the concerns of many researchers. It is a collection of activities taking place to change the political, economic, cultural, social, and environmental values of a community in a better way. This paper aims to analyze Ho Chi Minh’s ideas on community development in Vietnam through the article “Mass mobilization” which is one of his well- known articles published in The Truth (Su That) Newspaper in 1949. President Ho Chi Minh's thought on community development reflects his goals, life motto, and revolutionary activities. In “Mass mobilization”, President Ho Chi Minh emphasized the necessity to mobilize the active participation and internal resources of the people to develop the community. The main goal of mass mobilization in Vietnam is to promote the people’s solidarity to fight for our country’s independence and happiness for the people. He affirmed that community development must come from the practical needs of the people. Only when the people realize the importance of community development, will it become a driving force for them to unite, fight and work together. It is necessary to believe in the people’s capacities and promote the internal resources of the people for the victory of the revolutions. In this paper, the author also analyzes the application of Ho Chi Minh’s opinions on community development into the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies in the period of the renovation, industrialization and modernization of our country.
Community Development, Mass Mobilization, The People, President Ho Chi Minh
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Ngoc Loi Pham, Ho Chi Minh’s Thought on Community Development Through the Literary Work “Mass Mobilization”, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 68-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20200803.12
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