Solemn Opening Ceremony of the 9th Buddhist Congress of Dong Thap Province, term 2022-2027 with the theme: “Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”. The congress took place in a dignified atmosphere in the presence of the Central Church’s High Priests and participants.
Quang Lam proved that the Congress had the presence of: HT. Thich Thien An, HT. Thich Nhat Quang – Co-Member of the Council for the Evidence of the Central Government, the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap Province; HT. Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Council of Scholars, Prove cum Head of Steering Committee of Provincial and Municipal Congresses; HT. Thich Thien Phap – Standing Vice Chairman of the Council of Scholars, Head of the Board of Religious Affairs; HT. Thich Hue Thong – Deputy General Secretary of the TSSC, Chief of Office II of the Central Committee; HT. Thich Hue Tri – Standing Member of the Buddhist Council, Head of the Central Committee’s Legal Committee, former Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap Province; HT. Thich Thien Duc – Standing member of the Council of TS, Deputy Chairman and Chief Secretary of the Central Supervisory Board; TT. Thich Phuoc Nguyen – Standing Member of the Council of the Elders, Deputy Chief of Office II of the Central Committee; and the Venerables of the Youth Council, Office II of the Central Committee of the Church attended and congratulated the congress.
The Honorable Monks, the Buddha’s Executive Board, have the evidence of: HT. Thich Phuoc Thong, HT. Thich Thien Phuong – Co-Certificate of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province; HT. Thich Chon Minh – Member of the Youth Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap Province, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Congress; TT. Thich Tinh Triet – Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha BTS Standing Committee; HT. Thich Hue Minh – Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, Head of the Provincial Committee to Guide Buddhists and Buddhists; TT. Thich Thien Xuan – Deputy Head of the BTS, Head of the Department of Propagation of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in the province; TT. Thich Chon Tri – Deputy BTS, Head of Economic and Financial Department of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province; Nun Thich Nu Nhu Trung – Deputy Head and Head of the Division of Buddhist Nuns in Dong Thap Province; together with the Standing Virtues of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province and more than 300 delegates who are Buddhist monks and nuns of Dong Thap province to attend.
On the side of government leaders, there were: Mr. Phan Van Thang – Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Dong Thap Provincial People’s Council; Mr. Doan Tan Buu – Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee; Mr. Le Thanh Cong – Member of the Standing Committee, Head of the Provincial Committee for Mass Mobilization, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai – Deputy Director of Dong Thap Provincial Police; Mr. Nguyen Phi Da – Deputy Director of Provincial Department of Home Affairs; Mr. Pham Van Chuan – Secretary of the City Party Committee. Sa Dec; Ms. Vo Thi Binh – Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee. Sa Dec; Mr. Nguyen Chi Cong – Head of City Police; Mr. Nguyen Van Thuan – Head of the Department of Mass Mobilization, Chairman of the City’s Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee; together with leaders of the People’s Council, People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and departments and agencies of Dong Thap province, Ho Chi Minh City. Sa Dec, Ward 1, attended the Congress.
The congress began with the ceremony of bowing, reciting the Buddha’s name, salute the national flags and religious flags, remembering the ancestors and national heroes, and invited the Probate Committee, the Presidium, the Secretariat, and the Board of Directors. Controlling the operation of the General Assembly; report on the results of verification of the eligibility of delegates to attend the General Meeting.
Speaking at the opening of the Congress, HT. Thich Chon Minh – Member of the Buddhist Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap Province, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, said: At this congress, we sincerely wish the leading religious leaders, the venerable monks and nuns, you and your loved ones. Dear guests, dear Buddhists, please listen to the report on the results of the VIII term, and the operation direction of the IX term. Thereby, respectfully ask the delegates to contribute to our New Board of Directors sincere constructive ideas so that Dong Thap Buddhism can develop more and more sustainably, contributing to enriching the country and the people. warm and happy.
At the same time, the Congress also nominated qualified and ethical monks, nuns and Buddhists to join the Board of Directors for the new term to directly take on the responsibility of administering Buddhist affairs in the province. With the spirit of solidarity and harmony of monks, nuns, and local Buddhists, we believe that the Congress will be a great success. In the spirit of unity and harmony, under the witness of the Venerables, Monks and Nuns, all levels of government and all Buddhists present today, with the theme “DEVELOPMENT – RESPONSIBILITY – UNITY – DEVELOPMENT”The 9th Buddhist Congress of Dong Thap Province, term 2022-2027.
Most Venerable Thich Minh Son – Deputy Chief Secretary of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Dong Thap province read the report summarizing Buddhist work for the 2017-2022 term of the Provincial Board of Directors of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. Accordingly, Buddhism in Dong Thap province with the number of religious establishments is 151 monasteries; 1,197 monks and nuns, with the number of 650,000 Buddhists taking refuge and having Buddhist beliefs. For the 2017 – 2022 term of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province, in the era of industry 4.0 and deep global integration, there are many favorable aspects for the development of the Church.
Facing such advantages, difficulties and challenges, the whole country in general has flexibly joined hands to fight the epidemic, raise the spirit of Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control so that people can stabilize their lives, contribute to contribute to the stability and development of economy, politics, culture, society and national security…. In the spirit of unity, harmony and service to the Dharma, the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha has gradually stabilized and developed.
All Buddhist activities are based on the Resolution of the Eighth National Buddhist Delegate Congress, as well as the Resolution of the IXth National Congress of Buddhist Deputies of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province. Besides, with the close attention of the Central Committee of the Church, the enthusiasm and dedication to help create all favorable conditions of the leaders of the province and relevant functional departments and agencies, the consensus of the Sangha Nuns and Buddhists and Buddhists in the province have successfully completed all Buddhist work during the past 5 years.
In the spirit of harmony and solidarity, in the past 5 years, many great activities have been carried out by monks and nuns and Buddhists throughout the province, such as: Successfully organizing 02 Great Precepts at Phuoc Hung Pagoda (Sa Dec City), more 1,000 Precepts attended; organized the Buddha’s birthday, the Kiet Ha Retreat, the abbot’s administrative training course, etc. Guided the district-level Executive Boards, successfully organized the district-level Buddhist Delegate Congress for the 2021-2026 term with Conference theme: “Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”; established 10 new monasteries and appointed more than 30 monks and nuns to be abbots of monasteries in the 2017-2022 term.
Regarding social charity work, in the last term, over 150 billion VND has been achieved. In particular, during the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic in the province, the Board of Directors always followed the instructions of the Prime Minister and the Dispatch of the Supervisory Council on the prevention and control of the increasing Covid-19 epidemic. strengthen propaganda to pagodas, monks, nuns, Buddhists and people to be aware of the danger, risk of infection and outbreak of the pandemic. The Standing Committee of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of the province has joined hands with the locality to carry out the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic as well as social charity work during the epidemic season with a total amount of over 90 billion VND. In general, the departments under the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province have successfully completed the Buddhist work that the Standing Board of Directors has set forth according to the resolution of the Buddhist Congress of Dong Thap province for the 2017-2022 term.
Next, Venerable Thich Chi Thien – Deputy Secretary cum Deputy Office of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province, presented the expected direction of Buddhist activities of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province for the term 2022-2027. In the new term, the teacher Dong Thap Buddhist Association orients development on the spirit of “Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”requires Dong Thap Buddhism to have a team of personnel with full prestige, virtue and professional qualifications, and ability, in the management and administration of Buddhist affairs in the spirit of solidarity and harmony. , dedicating with high responsibility to structure into the Boards of the Board of Directors to build a strong and growing Church organization.
Opening a professional training course, mastering the Resolution, the Charter of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Resolution and the program of Buddhist activities of the Congress of Delegates for the 2022-2027 term of Buddhism in Dong Thap province. Besides, consolidating the number of members of the Committees and putting them into operation in a practical and effective manner under the management of the Standing Executive Board of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha. Since then, promoting synergy and harmonious connection between the Office and the Boards of Directors in the spirit of solidarity, harmony, nurturing spirituality, and dignified Church.
In the past term, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province, with its achievements in Buddhist activities, has made a positive contribution to the stable and development of the Church. Therefore, the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha awarded the Certificate of Merit to the Executive Board and individual Buddhist monks and nuns of Dong Thap province. At the same time, the People’s Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Dong Thap province also decided to award certificates of merit to many collectives and individuals who successfully completed Buddhist activities in the 2017-2022 term.
After the Board of Directors for the 2017-2022 term announced its resignation, HT. Thich Chon Minh on behalf of the Human Resources Subcommittee presented the expected personnel for the term 2022 – 2027 of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province.
Theme of the congress: Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development. Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha Council consulted all official delegates and the General Assembly unanimously voted to approve the list of new Executive Board for the new term with 57 members. in charge of doing…