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On September 16, 2021, the Central Buddhist Council of Vietnam issued Circular 229/TT-HDTS to the Executive Boards of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of provinces and cities on the adjustment of the scale, content and form of organizing the congress of Buddhist delegates at all levels. districts, towns, cities directly under the province for the term 2021 – 2026 in the new situation due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic

The Governing Council issued Circular No. 205/TT-HDTS dated September 19, 2020 guiding the organization of the Congress of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in districts, towns and provincial cities (collectively referred to as the district Buddhist congresses). ) term 2021 – 2026. Up to now, there have been a number of Executive Boards of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in provinces and cities that have successfully organized the district Buddhist congress. The majority of the Executive Boards have completed the preparation of personnel work for the district Buddhist congress for the term 2021-2026.

Based on the practical situation of the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic in provinces and cities throughout the country during the 4th outbreak in Vietnam, many provinces and cities are still having to Social distancing in accordance with Directive 16 of the Prime Minister, the Standing Board of the Board of Directors held a meeting of key leaders chaired by the Most Venerable Chairman of the Board of Directors and agreed to direct and adjust the scale and form. Organized the district-level Buddhist Delegate Congress for the term 2021-2026 to ensure that by December 31, 2021, all district-level Buddhist Executive Boards in the country can successfully organize the Congress.

The content of this Circular is not intended to replace Circular 205/TT-HDTS, but only to amend and supplement the contents of Circular 205/TT-HDTS dated September 19, 2020 to be suitable for application in the period of time. , against the Covid-19 epidemic.

Circular on adjusting the scale, content and form of organizing the district-level Buddhist congress for the term 2021-2026. Illustration.

The content is as follows:

1. For localities applying the new normal:

– Reduced size compared to previous terms. Under the conditions of disease safety and approved by the local government, the organization is compact, light, dignified and still must be strictly ensured in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic according to the regulations of the Government and the Ministry of Health. economy, and local government. Reducing the form of giving flowers and souvenirs to focus on social charity work in disease prevention and control.

– Attendees include the official delegate who is a member of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in the district for the 2016-2021 term and the new personnel expected to join the Executive Board for the term 2021-2026; Representative of the key leaders of the Standing Board of the Executive Board of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha; Representatives of local authorities at all levels.

– The content focuses on the summary report summarizing Buddhist work for the term 2016-2021 of the entire district Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the direction of the Buddhist activities program for the term 2021-2026; The required papers are sent to the Organizing Committee in advance, but not presented at the General Meeting; Voting to approve personnel nominated to join the Board

Executive Board and Standing Committee of the Executive Board of the District Buddhist Sangha for the term 2021-2026; Reward work (if any); Statements of the Local Government; Speech of the Standing Board of the Executive Board of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha; Approval of the resolution of the General Assembly.

2. For localities facing social distancing, follow Directive 16 and Directive 15 of the Prime Minister:

– Change the form of congress organization into conference organization. The conference can be held online, or a combination of both online and face-to-face, if local authorities allow gatherings of no more than 20 people and ensure safety in disease prevention and control.

Attendees include the official delegate who is a member of the District Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha for the 2016-2021 term and the new personnel expected to join the Executive Board for the term 2021-2026; Representative of the key leaders of the Standing Board of the Executive Board of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha; Representatives of local authorities at all levels.

– The content focuses on the summary report summarizing Buddhist work for the term 2016-2021 of the entire district Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the direction of the Buddhist activities program for the term 2021-2026; The required papers are sent to the Organizing Committee in advance, but not presented at the General Meeting; Voting to approve personnel nominated to join the Executive Board and Standing Board of the District Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha for the term 2021-2026; Reward work (if any); Statements of the Local Government; Speech of the Standing Board of the Executive Board of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha; Approval of the resolution of the General Assembly.

3. Human resources for the congress:

Request the Steering Committee of the Provincial Congress to work closely with the Executive Board of the district Buddhist Sangha in the preparation of personnel expected to join the Executive Board for the new term 2021-2026 in accordance with the spirit of Circular 205/TT-HDTS and especially ensure the unity and harmony among monks and nuns, sects and traditions of Buddhism in the locality.

In order to successfully implement the Buddhist plan set out in the organization of the District Buddhist Congress for the term 2021-2026, we respectfully request the Executive Boards of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of provinces, cities and the Executive Boards. The district-level Buddhist Sangha has well implemented Circular 205/TT-HDTS and the content of this Circular.

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