That is an impressive number, reflecting the role of Buddhism in the province in humanitarian work reported at the Conference on Summarizing Buddhist activities in 2021, the direction of Buddhism in 2022 of the Board of Directors. The Vietnam Buddhist Association in Thai Binh province was held on the morning of January 15.
Mr. Nguyen Van Giang, Member of the Standing Committee, Head of the Provincial Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Committee, Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and leaders of the Provincial Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Committee; Provincial Fatherland Front Committee, Provincial Committee for Religious Affairs (Department of Home Affairs) and Office PA02 of Provincial Public Security attended the conference.
At the Conference, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Hoa gave an opening speech. Venerable Thich Thanh An, Chief Secretary of the Executive Board reported some typical Buddha events. Accordingly, Thai Binh is a delta province, the official number of monks and nuns is 612 (including: 123 Billionaires, 458 Billion nuns, 8 novices; 12 Thuc Xa, 11 Bronze Figures). The number of monasteries is 877.
In 2021, the Sangha Committee submitted to the Provincial Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to issue a Decision to Appoint Abbots for 7 people, to serve as Abbots for 3, to receive monks and nuns for activities of 5, and 11 people to come out. family.
During the year, the Board of Directors successfully organized the Buddha’s Birthday and broke ground for the construction of the administrative headquarters at Thanh Long Pagoda, coordinated with the provincial Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs to hold a ceremony to pray for the super heroes of Vietnam. at the Provincial Martyrs Temple. The district Buddhist Executive Boards have successfully organized the Buddhist Conference for the 2016-2021 term and announced the decision to approve personnel for the 2021-2026 term under the guidance of the Central Committee. The Provincial Nuns Sub-committee held a Conference to summarize Buddhist affairs for the 2016-2021 term and operational directions for the 2021-2026 term on October 10, 2021. The Executive Board also cooperated with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province to organize the great celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Church, connecting with the bridge point of the Central Committee and 63 provinces and cities across the country. On December 31, the Executive Board also attended the online conference summarizing Buddhist work in 2021 of the Central Committee. In addition, the Board of Directors organized the Great Precepts for Saint Dragon in 3 days from October 29 to October 31, 2021 to transmit the Dharma precepts to 47 precepts (10 Bhikshus, 7 novices, 20 Bhikkhus, 10 Sa. Di Ni) guaranteed as dharma, as law. Currently, there are 3 monks and nuns studying at Master’s degree, 25 students studying at Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi (14 bachelor degrees, 11 college degrees), 32 students studying at Nam Dinh General Buddhist School and some studying at Buddhist schools. other study.
In the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, implementing the Official Dispatch of the Central Church, implementing the Directives of the Prime Minister, the Official Letters of the Provincial People’s Committee, the Provincial Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha have combined With the Department of Information and Communication, the Department of Public Affairs of the province informed the monasteries, Buddhist monks and nuns about the implementation of social isolation, not holding retreats, mass gathering activities, prohibited. settle down on the spot and ensure safety in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic for Buddhists and visitors from all over the world when coming to the temple. The ashrams must suspend activities, encourage temples to lecture on the Buddhadharma online, maintain only daily courses, chant prayers to pray for national peace and security, and the epidemic will be eradicated.
Charity activities are widely promoted at pagodas in many forms such as giving Tet gifts, supporting the poor, charity at hospitals, sponsoring students to overcome difficulties, donating study promotion funds, and building charity houses. That means, rural roads with a total amount of nearly 7 billion VND… Especially in the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Provincial Buddhist Administration Board, the Provincial Information and Communication Department in conjunction with the Television Station, Thai Newspaper Disseminating propaganda for monks, nuns and Buddhists in the province has actively supported during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the province. The Executive Committees, monks and nuns, and Buddhists of the monasteries have had many activities such as: supporting pure resources, pure objects, vaccine fund, giving free meals, supporting the quarantine area and many other activities. highly appreciated by the authorities and people.
Representing the authorities at all levels to attend, Mr. Nguyen The Hiep, Vice Chairman of the Provincial Fatherland Front Committee recognized and highly appreciated the Buddhist achievements of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in the province in recent years, affirming the role of the Buddha. Religion in particular and religions in general in ensuring security, order and social security, especially when the epidemic broke out in the province in recent times.. At the same time, he also wished all levels of education The provincial association focuses on solving a number of problems, maintaining unity, ensuring security and solidarity in the locality, taking care of charity for disadvantaged people during the approaching Lunar New Year, aiming to leading pagodas and Buddhists to celebrate Tet dignified, safe and thrifty.
On this occasion, 1 group and 2 individuals of the Nun Sub-Committee received the Certificate of Merit from the Provincial People’s Committee, 4 individuals received the Certificate of Merit from the Executive Board and the Certificate of Merit from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee. province for its achievements in epidemic prevention and control in the southern provinces.