On the morning of November 14, 2021, ie October 10/Tan Suu, at Vien Minh pagoda (Dong Nhan ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi) solemnly held the 9th Hai Ba Trung district Buddhist congress. term 2021 – 2026.
Quang Lam proved that the Congress was Most Venerable Thich Thanh Phuc – Permanent member of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Hanoi City; Venerable Thich Chieu Tue – Member of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha Council, Head of the Department of Evangelism of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Hanoi; Most Venerable Thich Tam Hoan – Member of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Office of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Hanoi, and the Venerables of the BTS in Hai Ba Trung district for the 2016-2021 term.
On the government side, there were: Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Dung – Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Hanoi city; Ms. Dinh Thi Lan Duyen – Deputy Head of the Propaganda Department of Hanoi City; Ms. Pham Bao Khanh – Deputy Head of the Religious Affairs Department of Hanoi city; Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Nhuong – Vice Captain of Religious Security Team PA02 Hanoi City Police; Mr. Tran Quyet Thang – Standing Deputy Secretary of the District Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Council of Hai Ba Trung District; Mr. Vu Van Hoat – Member of Standing Committee of District Party Committee, Head of People’s Committee of Hai Ba Trung District; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien – Member of Standing Committee of District Party Committee, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Hai Ba Trung District; Ms. Tran Luu Hoa – Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Education, Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee of Hai Ba Trung District and representatives of the authorities, city departments, Hai Ba Trung district and Dong Nhan ward.
At the congress, after the opening speech of Venerable Thich Dao Thong – Head of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha BTS in Hai Ba Trung district for the 2016-2021 term, the entire assembly listened to Venerable Thich Thanh Tuan read the summary report on Buddhist work. the 2016-2021 term and the operation direction for the 2021-2026 term of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Hai Ba Trung district.
Accordingly, during the last term, the living situation of monks and nuns in the monasteries in the district was stable, the annual retreats were solemnly organized in accordance with the Buddhist precepts and the Rules of Sangha. The training of talented monks is focused on improving knowledge for monks and nuns in both internal and external texts. The Dharma propagation activities were completed successfully with the increase in time and improvement of thematic teaching methods. Many pagodas have been repaired at a cost of billions of dong, but still maintain traditional cultural values. With the compassionate spirit of Buddhism, Buddhist monks and nuns in the district have mobilized to support the construction of charity funds with encouraging results.
It can be said that, thanks to the close direction of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS in Hanoi, and the enthusiastic support of government leaders at all levels, the Hai Ba Trung district has achieved many important Buddhist missions. However, the district Buddhist BTS has also boldly looked into reality to comment and objectively evaluate the advantages and disadvantages as well as the limitations and difficulties in the past 5 years in order to learn from experience, create a basis for recognition. formulating a program of Buddhist activities for the next term to achieve better results.
Recognizing the results achieved in the past 5 years of Buddhism in Hai Ba Trung district, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hanoi has decided to award certificates of merit to 1 group and 10 individuals of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Ba district. Trung had excellent achievements in Buddhist affairs last term.
On this occasion, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi City awarded Certificates of Merit to 27 collectives and 57 individuals with achievements in the cause of building the great unity bloc of the whole people in the 2016-2021 period. Hai Ba Trung District People’s Committee presented Certificates of Merit to 22 collectives and 20 individuals with outstanding achievements in Buddhist and charity work in the 2016-2021 period.
The BTS of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Hai Ba Trung district conducted the contents of introducing the personnel expected to be elected to the BTS and the permanent BTS for the term 2021-2026; unanimously voted and launched the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Ba Trung district for the term 2021-2026. Accordingly, the new term BTS consists of 9 members, led by Venerable Thich Dao Thong as Head of the Board.
On this occasion, promoting the spirit of “Love people as if you love yourself”, showing the compassion of the Buddha’s children, the BTS Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Ba Trung district presented a net fund to support the “Waves and computers for children in the district”. Hai Ba Trung” 20 million VND, Fund “for the poor in Hai Ba Trung district” 20 million VND, fund “Covid-19 prevention and control in Hai Ba Trung district” 20 million VND..
Speaking and giving flowers to congratulate the Congress, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien – Member of Standing Committee of District Party Committee, Vice Chairwoman of People’s Committee of Hai Ba Trung District, on behalf of District Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, District Fatherland Front Committee recognized and praising the achievements that Buddhism in the district has achieved in the last term. She hoped that in the next term, with Buddhist wisdom, with the spirit of unity and harmony of monks and nuns, Buddhists, and the good tradition of Vietnamese Buddhism, the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS in Hai Ba Trung district would continue to propagate. , mobilizing monks, nuns and Buddhists to understand and properly implement the views of the Party and State in respecting freedom of belief and compliance with the law; encourage lay people and Buddhists to actively participate in patriotic emulation movements and volunteer activities; mobilize monks, nuns and Buddhists to organize belief and religious activities in accordance with the provisions of the law, in accordance with the Charter, ensuring both dignity and national cultural traditions, preventing activities superstitious behavior. At the same time, encourage Buddhists to actively participate in preserving and preserving relics, generating merits to contribute to restoring and embellishing the landscape of temples in the area; strengthen the activities of the district Buddhist BTS, raise the spirit of unity and harmony, create the strength of national unity, effectively implement socio-economic development programs in the district in the spirit of Resolution The XXVI Party Congress of Hai Ba Trung District, building Hai Ba Trung district rich, beautiful, elegant and civilized.
Here, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Phuc praised the results achieved during the last term of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Ba Trung district, especially in social charity work with many practical activities. , expressing the spirit of Buddhism always accompanies the nation. Thereby, the Venerable Master wished that in the new term, the New Executive Board would unite, harmonize, and cooperate with the government and the Buddhist people to promote Buddhist activities further, drawing lessons from the past. what is still limited in the old term, so that the Buddhist work of the new term can achieve better results, contributing to the development of Buddhism in the district.