On the morning of October 26, 2021, the delegation of Kien Giang province led by Mr. Nguyen Van Phich, Member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Department, arrived at the BTS Office – Tam Bao Pagoda (Ho Chi Minh City). Rach Gia), visited and congratulated the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Kien Giang province on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Church (1981-2021).
Joining the delegation were: Mr. Pham Thanh Hung, Vice Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Lieutenant Colonel Vo Quoc Doan, Deputy Head of Internal Security Division – Kien Giang Provincial Police; Colonel Trieu Thanh Toan, Head of Military Science Department – Military Command of Kien Giang Province; Mr. Lam Hien Doan, Specialist of the Department of Religious Affairs of Kien Giang province.
Welcoming the delegation were: HT. Danh Dong, Member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha province; TT. Thich Minh Nhan, Member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Deputy Head of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; TT. Thich Minh Tien, Member of the Youth Council, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam; DD. Thich Phap Tri – Chief Secretary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS, together with the Standing Venerables of the Buddhist Sangha of Kien Giang Province.
At the visit and congratulation, Mr. Nguyen Van Phich, on behalf of the delegation, sent respectful greetings to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Kien Giang province. He acknowledged and highly appreciated the role and position of Buddhism in Kien Giang province in the great national unity bloc in general of Kien Giang province in particular. The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha was established in 1981, which is a particularly important historical milestone in the 2,000-year history of Vietnamese Buddhism accompanying the nation. The great contributions of monks and nuns, Buddhists, the organization of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Kien Giang Buddhism throughout the process of formation and development.
He also informed about the anti-epidemic situation, the social and economic life of the province is now gradually stabilizing. People have returned to normal activities, businesses and trade. Through this, he expressed his deep gratitude to the Standing BTS of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in the province for timely coordination in epidemic prevention and control, giving gifts to support people during social distancing, rescuing agricultural products, developing opened Buddhist charity kitchens from provinces to districts and cities in order to timely support the frontline forces against the epidemic, give gifts and food to workers returning from the provinces… with the total funding above 17 billion dong. This is a great effort of Buddhism in Kien Giang province, always accompanying the Party, government and people in the most difficult times.
On behalf of the delegation, he presented gifts and congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha BTS in Kien Giang province.
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha province, HT. Danh Dong sent his gratitude to Mr. Nguyen Van Phich and members of the delegation for visiting and giving congratulatory gifts. The Venerable Master also shared about the meaning that the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha is a great event for the Church at all levels, of the Boards, the Central Institute, and Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns at home and abroad. . Thereby, affirming that the birth of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha is the crystallization of wisdom, the true aspiration of Vietnamese monks and nuns, and the subject of inheriting the history of thousands of years of Vietnamese Buddhism. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha aims to uphold the historical tradition of national security and people, accompanying the nation of Vietnamese Buddhism. Appreciate the great achievements of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, which have been achieved in the cause of promoting the Dharma, developing the Church organization, taking care of the Buddhist compatriots, contributing to the cause of building and defending the Vietnamese Fatherland. socialist society.
In order to arouse pride in historical traditions and raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the Church at all levels, of monks, nuns, and Buddhists in uniting, harmonizing, and constantly building a mature Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha and developed in the period of international integration under the motto: Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism.
By the way, TT. Thich Minh Nhan also shared about the achievements of Buddhism in Kien Giang in recent years, thanks to the timely cooperation and support of the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and provincial departments and agencies to Buddhist work in the province is more and more prosperous day by day. The success of the online conference on appointing Buddhist staff of the Buddhist Executive Boards at the district and city levels during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Venerable also shared about the program and sent the Buddhist delegation of Kien Giang province to attend online the Great Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha organized by the Central Church at 8:00 am on November 7, 2021.