At the BTS Office – Hoi Khanh Communal House, the Religious Affairs Committee of Binh Duong province visited and congratulated on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha and the 37th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Board of Song Be province, led by Mr. Deputy Director of the Department of Home Affairs, Head of the Provincial Religious Affairs Committee was the head of the delegation on the morning of November 3, 2021.
Accompanying the delegation were: Mr. Phan Hoai Nam – Deputy Head of the Religious Affairs Department of Binh Duong province; with officials and employees of the Religious Affairs Committee.
Warmly welcome the delegation: HT. Thich Hue Thong – Deputy Secretary General of the Executive Council (BOD), Chief of Office II of the Central Committee, Head of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (BTS) in Binh Duong province; HT. Thich Thien Duyen – Member of the Buddhist Council, Standing Vice Chairman of the BTS and Head of the Provincial Committee for Propaganda of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; TT. Thich Minh Luc – Deputy BTS, Head of the Department of Information and Communications of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; Venerable Thich Thien Hung – Chief Secretary of BTS and Head of the Provincial Department of International Buddhism, together with the Venerables of the Provincial Buddhist Executive Board.
At the visit, Mr. Tran Duc Thinh – Deputy Director of the Department of Home Affairs, Head of the Religious Affairs Department of Binh Duong province on behalf of the delegation expressed the most joy and congratulations to the Binh Duong Buddhist Sangha, and also acknowledged and praised the delegation. positive contributions of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Binh Duong over the years, especially during the 4th season of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: In 1983, Hoi Khanh Communal House – Office of the Executive Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province, where a very important event took place for Buddhism Song Be – Binh Duong, it was the place where the Great Buddha Festival was held. The first Buddhist association to establish the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, also known as the Buddhist Association of Song Be Province. Before 1981, in Vietnam, there were many Buddhist sects and sects, each organization had its own direction and principles and did not have a common consensus. With the event on November 7, 1981, the monks of Buddhist sects and sects agreed to establish an organization that is the Vietnam Buddhist Church, this is the common house of Buddhists in the whole country, the gathering place. All monks and nuns and fellow Buddhists, in order to carry out the Church’s direction of “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”, and this initial step has made good achievements, opening opportunities out to PGVN. Through 40 years for Vietnamese Buddhism and 37 years for Song Be – Binh Duong Buddhism, Buddhism has contributed a lot of effort and wisdom to the development of the country as well as the revival of Buddhism. home province. Up to now, Binh Duong Buddhism has undergone 9 congresses, implemented in the spirit of entering the world, accompanying the nation, for the common cause of Buddhism in the province. In the coming time, the 10th Buddhist Congress of Binh Duong Province will take place in early 2022, marking the step of companionship and ascent of the local Buddhist Sangha. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, he believes that the Venerable Virtues in the provincial Buddhist Sangha will continue to well implement the principle of “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”, with great achievements. Moreover, to contribute to the development of the country becoming richer, more beautiful and civilized. At the end, Mr. Tran Duc Thinh wished the Venerable Monks and Nuns, the Buddhist compatriots, always be peaceful and healthy, wished the Church leaders to accomplish their Buddhist work and continue to promote the Buddhist tradition of companionship. with the Nation as set out by the Charter of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
Most Venerable Thich Hue Thong – Deputy General Secretary of the Youth Council, Chief of the Office of the II Central Committee, Head of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Binh Duong province, on behalf of the Standing Board of Directors, sent sincere gratitude to the delegation of the Provincial Committee for Religious Affairs for visiting and congratulating him. on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. At the same time, the Venerable Master also gave a brief report on the Buddhist work in the province, which was fully accomplished thanks to the attention of the leaders of the departments and branches of Binh Duong province, the practical achievements of the province’s Buddhism. This is all due to the solidarity and solidarity of all monks, nuns, and Buddhists in the whole province under the guidance and dedicated direction of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the support of government leaders at all levels. The Venerable Master promised that the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Binh Duong province will always try to fulfill all tasks well in the spirit of “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”.
In this dip, Mr. Tran Duc Thinh presented a bouquet of fresh flowers and congratulatory gifts to Most Venerable Thich Hue Thong and the provincial Buddhist BTS in boundless joy. The visit achieved complete achievements in the spirit of perfect life.