On the morning of October 25, 2021 at the Office of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Thoi Lai district – Van Duc pagoda (Thoi Thanh commune, Thoi Lai district, Can Tho city) solemnly held the Buddhist Delegate Congress of Thoi Lai district. period 2021-2026.
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The congress was witnessed and attended by: HT. Dao Nhu – Vice Chairman of the Student Council, Head of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS Can Tho City, TT. Thich Binh Tam, Standing Deputy Head of the Buddhist BTS Standing Committee in Can Tho City, together with the Religious Products Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Can Tho City, the districts, the abbots of the monasteries in the area, and the distinguished guests. representatives of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Can Tho City, Internal Security Department – City Public Security, Religious Affairs Committee – City Department of Home Affairs, District Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, representatives of district and local departments in Thoi Thanh commune.
Before the opening ceremony of the Congress of All Religions and Virtues, the Chairman Quang Lam performed the ritual of reciting the Buddha’s blessings, greeting the Dao flag and the National Flag.
Next, Venerable Thich Thien Hau, Chief of the Can Tho Buddhist BTS Office, on behalf of the Secretariat, announced the reason for approving the work program of the Thoi Lai District Buddhist Congress for the term 2021-2026. . Speaking at the opening ceremony, Most Venerable Mai Xe, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, thanked the sentiments of the religious leaders of the Church, for their attention to directing, with support from local authorities at all levels, and the solidarity of the Church. All monks, nuns and Buddhists in Thoi Lai district, so that the district Buddhist BTS can well complete all Buddhist work assigned by the Church in the past term, contributing to the common development of the Church and the country.
Next, Sister Thich Nu Nhu Tam, Chief Buddhist Secretary of Thoi Lai District, Buddhist Affairs Report for the last term, Thoi Lai is a new rural district, with a total of 9 monasteries (including 5) Khmer Nam Tong Pagoda, 3 Northern Tong Pagoda and 1 Vihara) with the number of monks and nuns is 37. In the 2016-2021 term, the total budget for social charity work of Buddhism in the district is more than 10 billion VND.
On this occasion, the Venerable Monks and Nuns, typical collectives and individuals representing pagodas in Thoi Lai district, received the Certificate of Merit from the Buddhist BTS of Can Tho City, the Certificate of Merit from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Can Tho City and Thoi Lai district. In the spirit of solidarity and harmony, the Congress elected a new Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Thoi Lai district for the term 2021-2026, including 11 members, Venerable Mai Xe continued to assume the position of Head of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Thoi Lai district for the term 2021. -2026.
The Board of Directors from Most Venerable Dao Nhu, highly appreciated the achievements of the Buddhist BTS in Thoi Lai district in the past term. The Venerable Master hopes that in the next term, the candidates who have been elected to the district BTS will continue to promote the spirit of solidarity and harmony, try to complete the Buddhist work entrusted by the Church, actively mobilize Buddhists practice according to the righteous Dharma, follow the Party’s line with the motto “Discipline, Responsibility, Solidarity, Development”.