On the afternoon of January 16, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, the Enlightenment Pagoda – Today’s Buddhism Foundation (Foreign Women’s Fund) held a ceremony to award scholarships to 114 orphaned students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, 5 million VND each.
This is the scholarship awarding ceremony of the program Giving scholarships to orphans because of the Covid-19 epidemic organized by Giac Ngo Pagoda – The Foreign Language Fund.
Attending the ceremony, on the side of government leaders at all levels, there were Ms. Phan Kieu Thanh Huong, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, Ms. Tran Thanh Ngoc – Standing Vice Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee of District 10.
On the side, Giac Ngo Pagoda has the presence of TT. Thich Nhat Tu – Abbot of Giac Ngoc Pagoda, Founding Chairman of the Foreign Trade Fund and the Buddhists of the Foreign Trade Fund: PT. Giac Thanh Nha, PT. Nguyen Phuc, PT. Giac Van Anh, PT. Giac Thanh Sa – Co-Vice-Chairman of the SWPF and other members of the Fund.
Speaking at the ceremony, TT. Thich Nhat Tu sent his deepest condolences to the students whose parents (or father, or mother) unfortunately passed away due to the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the Venerable, the loss of a father and mother does not mean losing everything, but beside the children, there is still the love of the ethnic people. With this love will be the strength to help them continue to live and rise to be useful to themselves and the society. At the same time, the Venerable also expressed his wish that the children need to firmly believe in the future ahead, live bravely, endure more, turn pain and loss into strength, and stay away from games, alcohol, and drugs. leaves, drugs… and study really well and work hard because learning is the shortest way to help them become valuable and useful people in life, worthy of being good children and grandchildren of their parents. On this occasion, the Venerable Master sent greetings, wished good health and expressed gratitude to leaders of authorities at all levels for their dedicated support for the Giac Ngo Pagoda in carrying out social welfare activities; gratitude and praise for the contributions of the Water Resources Fund, and the Buddhists who have supported the program.
Representative of the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, Mrs. Phan Kieu Thanh Huong, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the city also touched to share, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s lives, affecting the health and character of the people. network as well as bringing adversity to many families, there are thousands of children who have lost their parents and loved ones. That pain will be shared by city leaders and religious organizations, departments and unions with love so that the children are not alone or left behind. With this intellectual future incubation program, it will be a source of spiritual encouragement and motivation for children to be more confident in life.
At the same time, she also thanked the Giac Ngo Pagoda, the Fund for Foreign Affairs – the unit that has been accompanying the front system in localities to carry out many meaningful social security programs.
In the warm atmosphere of the ceremony, 114 students could not hide their joy when receiving the attention and sharing from the leaders of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, City and Giac Ngo Pagoda – NGOs Fund. Arriving early, the children quickly settled into their seats with sparkling eyes and focused their eyes on the stage.
At the scholarship award ceremony, LPBD student of class 10A, Long Thoi high school, Nha Be district expressed: “Today, I feel very emotional and happy when I receive the scholarship. When I lost my only relative, my grandmother, I felt very lost and disoriented. Currently, I have returned to live with my aunt’s family.” BD said that, with the attention of the temple, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and received this scholarship, she promised to try harder in her studies, first graduating from high school and then taking the entrance exam. University.
The pandemic has taken away their homes and loved ones, brought them a lot of pain and loss, but, with the organizers of the program, with compassion and kindness, they will try to help them alleviate the pain. loneliness and towards a brighter future. This “scholarship for children, incubating the seeds of wisdom” not only helps them have more money to maintain their studies, but also comforts, encourages them, and gives them strength. educational path ahead.