On the morning of January 20, at the Quang Ninh Provincial Convention Center, the 5th Congress of Buddhist delegates in Quang Ninh province, term 2022-2027 took place solemnly, the Organizing Committee did not give gifts to the delegates. funds to build a house of great unity.
Regarding the demonstration and direction of the congress, there were Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, and other religious leaders, Venerable Monks, Venerables in the Standing Committee of the Executive Council; representatives of the venerable leaders of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of the Northern provinces and cities and 250 typical monks, nuns and Buddhists of Quang Ninh province.
Delegates from the Central Committee were Ms. Tran Thi Minh Nga, Deputy Head of the Government Committee on Religion; Mr. Vu Ngoc Triu, Deputy Head of Religious Security Division, Department of Homeland Security, Ministry of Public Security; Mr. Ngo Hoang Ngan, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Cao Tuong Huy, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee; and representatives of leaders of relevant departments, agencies and sectors.
With the theme “Inheritance, stability and development”, the congress set the goal of bringing Buddhism in Quang Ninh province to fast, strong and steady progress; promote the spirit of national protection for the people, apply it to the reality of social life, and work with all classes of people to build Quang Ninh province to develop more and more.
Currently, in the province, there are 560 monks and nuns, there are 159 Buddhist worshiping establishments and Buddhist ruins, of which 151 are operating temples, 138 pagodas have monks and nuns as abbots and part-timers.
During the fourth term (2017-2022), the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province has 50 university graduates, 60 are studying at the Vietnam Buddhist Academy, and 20 are intermediate students of Buddhist studies. In addition, there are 03 students who have completed study abroad programs in China and 02 students who have studied in Japan.
The province currently has about 185,000 Buddhists, accounting for 15% of the province’s population, with 250 ashrams, groups, and Buddhist associations strongly operating, contributing to building a cultural lifestyle, minimizing social evils arising. in life.
During the charity work for the last term 2017-2022, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province has done very well in charity work, the Board of Directors has supported the construction of 100 great solidarity houses, each house supports from 50 -100 million dong; supporting storms and floods in the central region more than 10 billion VND, supporting the Covid-19 prevention fund and vaccine fund 20 billion VND, 1 ventilator worth 650 million VND, 1 negative pressure room worth 750 million VND.
In addition, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province regularly mobilizes monks, nuns and Buddhists to participate in funds for the poor, study promotion funds, funds to protect orphans and disabled children, etc. in hospitals in the province. In the past 5 years, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province has contributed to social charity and humanitarian relief over 80 billion VND.
Quang Ninh is the birthplace of Truc Lam Buddhism and is the capital of Dai Viet Buddhism, the province has many famous spiritual tourist sites, pilgrimages, many spacious pagodas such as Yen Tu relic site, pagodas and temples. Cai Bau, Trinh Pagoda, Dong Pagoda, Quynh Lam Pagoda, Ngoa Van Pagoda, Ba Vang Pagoda…
Delegates attending the congress voted unanimously to appoint the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province for the fifth term (2022-2027), including 55 members, led by Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet, who continues to be trusted to hold the position of Head of the Executive Board. .
Speaking at the congress, Mr. Cao Tuong Huy, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, acknowledged and expressed his respect for the great contributions of the monks, nuns and Buddhists of Quang Ninh province in the past term.
Mr. Cao Tuong Huy, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, wished that the Provincial Buddhist Executive Board would continue to promote the achieved results, and at the same time actively carry out the propagation of the Dharma, contributing to the overall development of the province.
On this occasion, on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province, Mr. Ngo Hoang Ngan, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation presented certificates of merit to individuals and collectives who have made outstanding achievements in the field. last term. At the same time, he gave the Board of Directors a banner with the content “Quang Ninh Buddhism unites, serves the religion, and patriotic contributes to building a rich and beautiful Quang Ninh province” for the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province.