On the morning of November 7, at the Office of the District Buddhist Administration Committee (Tan Thong Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City) leaders of the District Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Cu Chi district visited and congratulated the district’s Buddhism. on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
Mr. Duong Van Duyen, Member of the Standing Committee of the District Party Committee, Head of the District’s Mass Mobilization Committee, on behalf of the delegation, congratulated the monks and nuns, Buddhist Buddhists of Cu Chi district. At the same time, he also recognized the achievements that over the past 40 years, Cu Chi Buddhism has made practical contributions to society through activities with cultural and religious values, accompanies with the government and the front to take care of people’s lives. people, contributing to building the district to become more prosperous, rich and beautiful.
In response to the congratulations of the leaders of Cu Chi district, Venerable Thich An Thuong, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Cu Chi district, on behalf of the standing dignitaries of the Executive Board, the Buddhist monks and nuns of Cu Chi district, thanked for the affection, the attention of the leaders of the Party, government, fronts, departments and mass organizations of Cu Chi district for Buddhism in the home district.
Venerable Thich Thien Tam, Permanent Deputy of the Cu Chi Buddhist Executive Board, on behalf of the Board of Directors, informed about some achievements of Buddhist activities over the past 40 years of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Cu Chi district. Accordingly, from the early years of the establishment of the Church, there were about 7 monasteries in the district. After 40 years, Cu Chi district now has 178 monasteries. From a few monks and nuns, there are now 417 monks and nuns living, studying and practicing religion, and over 10,000 Buddhists take refuge in the Three Jewels.
Most Venerable Thich Tinh Tam, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Cu Chi Buddhist Executive Board, reviewed the noble tradition that the ancestors taught in Buddhist activities of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, especially the teachings of the venerable ones. The clergy in the movement to revive Buddhism in Vietnam reached the goal of unifying the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.
At the ceremony, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Cu Chi district gave 1.2 billion VND from donations of monks, nuns, and Buddhists to the district front in the program “Rice of compassion” donated to poor households in difficulty. difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic.