On the morning of October 13, 2021, the leaders of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs visited the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in the province to grasp the situation of Buddhism in the province during the fourth epidemic.
The delegation of the Government Committee for Religion was led by Mr. Nguyen Anh Chuc – Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religion; Accompanying the delegation was Mr. Tra Quang Thanh – Director of the South; Mr. Ta Duc Thanh – Specialist of Catholic Department; Mr. Nguyen Quoc Cuong – Specialist in Buddhism Department of Government Committee for Religious Affairs.
Welcoming the delegation at the living room of Van Phat Quang – Dai Tong Lam has HT. Thich Quang Hien – Member of the Executive Council, Head of the Executive Board; DD. Thich Nhuan Nghia – Member of the TSSC, Deputy Head of the Committee and Chief Secretary; DD. Thich Nguyen Thai – Deputy Head of the Department; TT. Thich Nhuan Phuoc – Head of Ceremonies Department.
On behalf of BTS HHPGVN ND. Thich Nhuan Nghia informed the delegation about the preliminary information about the Buddhist activities that the province’s Buddhism has carried out in the first 9 months of 2021.
With regard to the organization of Buddhist congresses at district, town and city levels According to the plan of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province, the time to organize the district congress will be conducted from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2020. December 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the district-level Buddhist Delegate Congress was changed to an online conference.
With the issue of COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has issued documents guiding monks and nuns and Buddhist followers to participate in the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the province and especially. This is the fourth outbreak of the disease.
Some of the works that monks and nuns and Buddhist followers have done include: supporting the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund, supporting the National Vaccine Fund, supporting the prevention and control of COVID-19 with food products, necessities. necessities, donated with medical equipment … through models such as: giving necessities to people who are poor working people in the locality or in the isolation area of the blockade area, serving meals for the needy. poor workers in isolated areas, blockades, civil defense checkpoints, organizing markets for 0 dong… in the province as well as outside the province with the total cost that has been calculated into money: 27,902,523,000 VND (VND 27,902,523,000) Twenty-seven billion nine hundred and two million five hundred twenty-three thousand dong).
In which, about the work of supporting the vaccine fund against the COVID-19 epidemic, with the total amount made by monks and nuns and Buddhists, contributed at the provincial and local Vietnam Fatherland Front Committees according to the notice calling for China. The Central Committee of the Church and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee at all levels is: 1,047,000,000 VND (One billion, not one hundred and forty seven million dong). The total funding that Buddhist monks and nuns of BR-VT province have made in the work of epidemic prevention and control. Covid-19 as of August 12, 2021 is calculated as: VND 29,335,000,000 (Twenty-nine billion, three hundred and thirty-five million VND).
Talking to the provincial BTS, Mr. Nguyen Anh Chuc expressed 3 joys when knowing that the monks and nuns in the province were not infected with the Virus/Corona during this 4th pandemic, which proves that the propaganda work of the provincial BTS is good. The implementation of the plan of the PG Congress of the affiliated units is quite good. Although there is still a problem with the personnel of Phu My town, he believes that the local monks and nuns will agree and the permanent BTS of the province will have thorough dissections. He suggested 3 jobs that the provincial PG focuses on in the last 3 months of the year:
1/ For district congresses, the final report should clearly show what has been done and what has not been done, and the draft direction for the new term should be clear and specific.
2/ For personnel for the district, it is necessary to pay attention to choosing people with good manners – ethics, ability to work to create unity and unity in the area.
3/ In November 2021, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, the provincial BTS needs to select personnel with many contributions to propose rewards.
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