With the theme “Discipline, Responsibility, Solidarity, Development”, the first Buddhist Congress of Cai Lay Town, term II (2021-2026), officially opened on the morning of November 2, 2021. (on September 28, Tan Ox year) at the Hall of the Office of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha town – Kim Tien pagoda (zone 5, Cai Lay town, Tien Giang province).
The congress was held in the spirit of Circular No. 229/TT-HDTS dated September 16, 2021 of the Central Church with the proof and direction of Thich Hue Minh – Member of the Council of Brothers, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. Tien Giang Province; HT.Thich Giac Nhan – Senior Lecturer UV, Deputy Head of the BTS, Head of the Department of Education of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in the province; TT.Thich Quang Loc – Deputy Head of BTS, Head of the Provincial Charity Department of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; DD.Thich Hue Phat – Chief Secretary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS province; DD.Thich Thien Duc – Deputy Secretary, Head of the Office of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS Office; DA.Thich Duc Quang – Standing member of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha BTS in Tien Giang province, Head of the Buddhist BTS in Cai Lay town; DD.Thich Minh Buu – Deputy Secretary, Deputy Office of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS Office; DD.Thich Minh Thien – UV BTS of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Tien Giang Province, Standing Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of Buddhist BTS in Cai Lay Town; NS.Thich Nu Nhu Trang – UV BTS Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Tien Giang Province, Permanent UV Buddhist BTS in Cai Lay Town; Venerable monks and nuns in the Buddhist BTS of Cai Lay Town NK 2016 – 2021 and expected to participate in the Buddhist BTS of NK Town 2021 – 2026 will return to attend.
Representative of the Provincial Government was Mr. Nguyen Trong Huu – Deputy Head of the Department of Mass Mobilization of the Provincial Party Committee of Tien Giang Province; Mr. Huynh Van Hai – Vice Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee; Ms. Bui Thi Mai – Head of the Provincial Religious Affairs Committee; Mr. Duong Hoang Bao Ngoc – Deputy Head of Provincial Committee of Religious Affairs; Mr. Le Hoang Kich – Head of Internal Security Department of Provincial Public Security; Mr. Dang Van Khoao – Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, Cai Lay Town; Ms. Vo Thi Bup – Vice Chairman of the Town People’s Committee; Mr. Nguyen Huu Hanh – Deputy Head of Culture and Information Office of the town; Mr. Le Duy Thinh, Mr. Le Van Phat – Police of Cai Lay Town and representatives of leaders of Ward 5 and local localities also attended.
After the ritual of reciting Buddha’s blessing, greeting the Dao flag and the National flag. On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, Venerable Thich Duc Quang – Member of BTS, Head of the Executive Committee of the Buddhist Sangha, Cai Lay, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Conference, gave the opening speech, welcoming the dignitaries and delegates who have been named in the time. to attend the Town Buddhist Delegate Congress, term X (2021-2026).
In the opening remarks, the Venerable emphasized: This is a great event of Buddhism in Cai Lay town, the first congress after Buddhism in the town was separated from Buddhism in Cai Lay district. Moreover, the Congress is a very important event, because through the Congress, it will summarize the results achieved during the term, thereby drawing valuable experiences to plan the program of activities. Buddhism in accordance with the needs of integration and development of society in the new period. Monks and nuns, Buddhists of Cai Lay Town always well implement the spirit of “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”; Live in accordance with the spirit of “Continuity of the Republic”. This congress will be a big turning point for local Buddhist affairs to develop more and more, improve the quality of activities, actively contribute to the Party, State and People, to build a more prosperous homeland. , strong.
Delegates attending the Congress listened to the Secretariat report summarizing Buddhist work for the IX term (2016 -2021) of the Buddhist BTS in Cai Lay Town. According to the report, in 05 years of active operation, the Buddhist BTS of Cai Lay has successfully completed the assigned Buddhist work. Promoting the tradition of the forebears, actively participating in programs of activities serving the Dharma, serving the nation towards “good life and good religion” under the motto “Dharma – Nation – Socialism” festival”. Based on that foundation, the Board of Directors has managed and guided monks, nuns and Buddhists to participate in many beneficial activities for the world, showing the spirit of gratitude, giving back, promoting the patriotic tradition, building the great solidarity bloc, accompanying the nation through social charity work, reached nearly 17 billion dong.
The town now has 35 monasteries with 126 monks and nuns. The Standing Committee of the District Executive Board regularly maintains monthly meetings, directs the monastic facilities to strictly implement the circulars and transparency of the Central Church and the direct direction of the Provincial Buddhist Congregation. , gradually consolidate administrative activities into order in accordance with the provisions of the Law and the Church Charter.
In the Operational Direction for the term 2021 – 2026, the BTS Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Cai Lay Town continues to uphold the spirit of solidarity, calling on monks and nuns and Buddhists to diligently practice the Buddha’s teachings, always showing the spirit of “protecting the nation’s peace and prosperity”. people”, accompanying the nation. Particular attention is paid to important sectors such as: Sangha, Dharma propagation, Education, Buddhist guidance, Culture, Charity, Society and Information and communication…, creatively and sustainably developing in all fields. area, achieving the highest efficiency, in line with the congress’s theme “Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”.
Recognizing the achievements of the town’s Buddhist community and the monks and nuns who made great efforts during the term, at the Standing Congress of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Tien Giang province; People’s Committee of Cai Lay Town awarded Certificate of Merit and Certificate of Merit to collectives and individuals.
Ending 5 years of practicing Buddhism, after the members of Buddhist BTS in NK town 2016 – 2021 announced their resignation. The Human Resources Subcommittee presents a list of the new Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Cai Lay Town, NK 2021-2026, consisting of 15 members. At the congress, HT.Thich Hue Minh – Member of the Youth Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Tien Giang province, collected opinions and voted to approve a list of 15 personnel, and the Congress unanimously elected Venerable Thich Duc Quang to reassign Head of the Buddhist BTS Committee of Cai Lay Town for the term 2021 – 2026.
The Congress was honored to acknowledge the speech of Ms. Vo Thi Bup – Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Cai Lay Town, to acknowledge and praise the achievements that Buddhism in the town has achieved in the past 5 years. Although the town’s Buddhist BTS is still young because it has just been separated from the former Cai Lay district Buddhist BTS; But in the last term, many good results have been achieved in the fields of culture and social security, contributing to a better life. It is hoped that the new term of the town’s Buddhist Executive Board will cooperate with local government leaders to better promote the spirit of “protection of the nation and the people”.
The entire Congress listened to the words of HT.Thich Hue Minh, praising the merits and virtues of the Venerables in the Buddhist BTS of Cai Lay town, who managed the Buddha’s achievements in the past term. Today’s achievements will serve as a premise for the new Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha town to preserve, promote, and apply them as baggage in all upcoming Buddhist activities, step by step overcoming difficulties, problems, and stability. develop morality and integrate into society. Let’s follow the example of the forefathers, try to be a good citizen, a good monk to perform well the good way. At the end, the Venerable Master wished the Venerable Monks, Monks and Delegates good health and peace of mind.
The Congress unanimously approved the Resolution of the Buddhist Congress of Cai Lay Town for the term 2021-2026 in the spirit of joy, solidarity, harmony and great success.