The 1st Buddhist Congress of Thu Duc City, term 2021-2026 will be held on January 13-14, 2022 (December 11-12), at the 500-seat Hall of the City People’s Committee. Thu Duc with the expected number of 270 delegates to attend.
Attending the meeting were President Thich Thien Quy – UV of the Student Council, Deputy Head of the Board cum Chief Secretary of the Executive Committee of the PGVN HCMC; TT.Thich Quang Thanh – UV HTTS, Deputy Secretary cum Chief of Office; HT.Thich Thien Minh – Head of the Provisional Executive Committee of Vietnamese Buddhism in Thu Duc City; TT.Thich Hue Nghiem – Chief Secretary of the Provisional Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Thu Duc City, together with the Provisional Secretariat of Thu Duc City.
On the side of the government, there were Mr. Nguyen Duy Tan – Deputy Director of the Department of Home Affairs and Head of the Religious Affairs Committee of Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Tran Huu Phuoc – Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Thu Duc City; Mr. Truong Van Trung – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Thu Duc City; Ms. Huynh Thi Kim Thoa – Deputy Office of the People’s Committee of Thu Duc City; Mr. Nguyen Son Hue – Deputy Head of the Interior Department of Thu Duc City.
At the meeting, President Thich Hue Nghiem – Chief Secretary of the Provisional Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Thu Duc City reported the progress of the congress. gave a brief report on the preparations for the congress such as: Documents, contents, scripts, badges, souvenirs, party decorations, invitations to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, and the same quarter. Distinguished delegates, many congress activities were implemented expeditiously and completed quickly and thoughtfully. Chu Ton Duc in the sub-committees basically completed according to the plan and worked seriously, according to the theme of the Congress “Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”. The President asked for some opinions from the Secretariat to direct the congress on the work of welcoming high-ranking religious leaders of the Central Church and the procedure for receiving government delegates, and would like to consult a number of things that have not been done yet. .
On behalf of TT.Thich Quang Thanh’s secretariat, expressed his efforts over the past week, the interim board has prepared and constructed the event to keep up with the schedule, besides that the human resources subcommittees must clearly assign Clearly, thoroughly grasping to avoid mistakes in every detail, this is a congress held in a hall of the City People’s Committee and also the last congress after 23 organized districts, so it needs more refinement in all aspects.
Representative of Ho Chi Minh City Religious Affairs Committee, Mr. Nguyen Duy Tan thanked the Venerable Thich Tri Quang for the attention of the Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Acting Dharma Master, Head of the Executive Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha, and at the same time delivered a speech to direct the main wishes. The authority of Thu Duc City People’s Committee creates all conditions to coordinate with the temporary management board to handle the work items accurately and safely, he also emphasized that the office of the committee needs to work with the Thu Thiem electricity management board. to ensure a smooth power supply for the congress.
Representative of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Thu Duc City Mr. Tran Huu Phuoc expressed the role of Buddhism with the great solidarity of all nations, Buddhism is a factor contributing to the development of society and expressed the concern of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. the direction of the Ho Chi Minh City Committee of Religion and the Secretariat for the Administration of Vietnamese Buddhism in Ho Chi Minh City with the work of the Buddhist congress of Thu Duc City, agreeing on the methods of organization in accordance with the Church’s rituals, He also heard reports of the sub-committees of the government participating in the event, which had coordinated with the interim governing board.
Responding to the concerns of the authorities TT.Thich Thien Quy – UV of the TS, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Executive Committee of the PGVN HCMC summarized the meeting’s suggestions and gave general instructions to the Board of Directors. In the interim, the Venerable shared that the first Thu Duc Buddhist Congress was a congress with the convergence of 2 districts and Thu Duc City as a new governing board, regarding the personnel factor that selected the deities. Duc is qualified to join the governing board, the congress will be held in the next two days, so the departments need to focus on ensuring the success of the congress, in addition, the Venerable will contribute ideas to the government on testing. Health check with the deities, guests to ensure the time to attend the congress by the form of medical ward where the delegates attending the congress are tested for COVID one day in advance.
End of HT meeting. Thich Thien Minh – Head of the Interim Executive Committee and Head of the Organizing Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Congress of Thu Duc City, thanked the cooperation of Thu Duc authorities at all levels to create all conditions for the congress to take place in upcoming days.
After the meeting of the secretariat and the dignitaries of the government to inspect the hall where the congress took place, President Thich Quang Thanh directly commented on the decoration, design of banners and tables, the positions of the tables and the guests. ensure neat and dignified.