On the morning of November 7, 2021, at the bridge point of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Hau Giang province (Ward 1, Vi Thanh City), the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province together with leaders at all levels of government solemnly attended the 40th founding anniversary celebration. Buddhist Sangha in the form of online.
Attending the ceremony were: HT. Thich Hue Hoa – Proof of the provincial Buddhist Sangha BTS; TT. Thich Phuoc Thanh – Member of the Buddhist Council, Deputy Head of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam; HT. Thich Hue Sanh – Deputy Head of the BTS and Head of the Provincial Committee of Buddhist Sangha Ceremonies; HT. Thich Thien Hue – Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam; TT. Thich Thong Hanh – Senior Councilor, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha, together with the Standing Monks of the Buddhist BTS in Hau Giang province and representatives of the BTSs in districts, towns and cities in the province.
Regarding the provincial government, there were Mr. Tran Van Huyen – Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council; Ms. Ho Thu Anh – Executive Committee Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee; Mr. Sam Hoang Minh – UV Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Department; Mr. Le Van Son – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hau Giang province.
The ceremony opened with a ceremony to salute the Dao and National Flags. Next, the Venerables and authorities at all levels solemnly attended and watched online the great celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
On this occasion, the delegates listened to the Message from the Standing Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha Council read aloud by Elder Thich Tri Quang – Vice President and Chairman of the Council of Judiciary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, read at the Ho Chi Minh City Bridge. HCM. The message stated that November 7, 1981 was a significant historical event full of significance for Vietnamese monks, nuns, and lay Buddhists. Since then, Buddhist organizations and sects throughout the country have joined hands, united, and single-mindedly established the common house of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.
The 40-year journey of the Vietnamese Buddhist Church
Next, at the bridge in Hanoi, HT.Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha gave a speech to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. During 40 years of growth, development, and integration with the country, Vietnamese Buddhism has never had a future like today in the country and in the world.
Here, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a congratulatory speech, appreciating the achievements of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha over the past 40 years of establishment and development. With the spirit of protecting the nation and the people, accompanying the people, the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha has made many important contributions to the great national unity bloc as well as the construction and development of the country. Especially responding to the call of “fighting the epidemic like fighting the enemy” of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha Party and State, the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha has strictly complied with the regulations on epidemic prevention. The President affirmed that “belief and religion are the spiritual needs of a part of the people, which are and will exist with the nation in the process of building socialism in our country; people of all religions are part of the great national unity bloc; The goal of a rich people, a strong country, a just, democratic and civilized society is the similarity to unite people of all religions with the common cause.
In order to honor and recognize the contributions of Buddhism in Hau Giang province in building the great national unity bloc and social security work in the period 2004-2021, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front The province awarded certificates of merit to typical collectives and individuals in the province.
At the end of the ceremony TT. Thich Phuoc Thanh sent his gratitude to the Ton Duc, the leaders of the government for their deep affection as well as the time to come to attend the great ceremony.