On the morning of October 8, 2021 in Vietnam Quoc Tu, the BTS Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City coordinated with the Standing Committee of the City’s Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to organize a departure ceremony to participate in the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control of the volunteer forces. religious volunteers (Series 09).
With the number of 50 religious volunteers participating, including 05 monks, 28 nuns and 17 Buddhists supporting at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Hospital.
Representative of BTS of the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha attended and demonstrated the ceremony, with the presence of HT. Thich Thien Duc, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Ho Chi Minh City; TT. Thich Nhat Tu, Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, and members of the BTS Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha attended.
Leaders of the city were attended by Mr. Nguyen Ho Hai-Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Ms. Phan Kieu Thanh Huong-Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Nguyen Duy Tan- Deputy Director of the Department. Interior, City Religious Affairs Department. On the side of the COVID-19 Intensive Care Hospital with the participation of Dr. Dr. Chau Phu Thi.
At the ceremony, Ms. Phan Kieu Thanh Huong, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, the representative of the city’s leaders, grateful for the contributions of Buddhism in Ho Chi Minh City, had made many contributions and joined hands with the Government. city authority in the fight against the epidemic.
In order to contribute to encourage and accompany the volunteer force before leaving to receive the mission, Most Venerable Thich Thien Duc – Deputy Head of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Ho Chi Minh City has encouraged the spirit of the monks, nuns and Buddhists to participate. with frontline forces fighting the epidemic. With the motto of taking compassion as the root of Buddhism, the Venerable Master wishes everyone to bring their love and strength to help patients overcome the epidemic. The Venerable Master also praised the compassionate and fearless spirit of the monks, nuns and Buddhists who volunteered to participate in the frontline of the extremely difficult task and wished good health to all volunteers.
At the end of the ceremony, the City Government and the Buddha Today Foundation presented gifts of protective equipment and personal items to each volunteer. The opening ceremony ended in a spirit of joy and willingness to participate in the anti-epidemic work of Buddhist volunteers.
It is known that this is the 9th wave, following the call of the Central Church and the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha, Buddhist volunteers volunteered to join the frontline against the epidemic to support the team of doctors and nurses. in the care and treatment of COVID-19 patients.