On the afternoon of April 17, 2022, at the Office of the Executive Board – Buu Quang Pagoda (Ward 1, Sa Dec City), the Organizing Committee of the Congress held a preparatory meeting before the official opening of the Congress of Deputies. The 9th Provincial Buddhism, term 2022-2027.
The preparatory session was chaired by: Most Venerable Thich Thien Thong – Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Council, Vice Chairman and Chief Secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; HT. Thich Chon Minh – Member of the Student 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 Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha province; HT. Thich Hue Minh, TT. Thich Thien Xuan, TT. Thich Chon Tri, Nun Thich Nu Nhu Trung – co-Deputy Vice President of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; TT. Thich Chon Tam – Chief Secretary of the Provincial Buddhist Executive Board; along with the venerable monks, nuns, and members of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province.
On the government side, there were: Mr. Vo Ngoc Thanh – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Dong Thap province; Mr. Nguyen Phi Da – Deputy Director of Dong Thap Provincial Department of Home Affairs; and representatives of all levels of government of the city and Dong Thap province attended.
Opening the preparatory session of the Congress, HT.Thich Chon Minh announced the opening speech of the preparatory session.
Accordingly, TT. Thich Hue Nghia – Head of the Supervisory Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province reported to verify the Delegate’s eligibility to attend the Congress. Venerable Thich Tri Kha – Member of the Executive Board, Deputy Office of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, announced the reading of the rules of the 9th Dong Thap Provincial Buddhist Delegate Congress, term 2022 – 2027.
Next, TT. Thich Minh Son – Deputy Secretary cum Chief of Office of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha province brief report presenting the congress documents. After that, Venerable Thich Chi Thien – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Buddhist Sangha read the direction of Buddhist activities of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Dong Thap province for the term 2022 – 2027.
At the preparatory session, TT. Thich Minh Son presented the content of the congress document and was approved, to prepare for the official opening ceremony tomorrow morning April 18. The Most Venerable Master of the Executive Committee delivered the opening speech; The Secretariat reads the summary report and operation direction; The Organizing Committee also invited the Proving Committee, the Chairman, the Secretariat, the Supervisory Board and approved the number of delegates attending…
The Human Resources Subcommittee presented a list of recommended personnel to be elected to the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in the new term. Then, Most Venerable Thich Chon Minh consulted the delegates and voted to approve the list of personnel to submit to the official congress.
The preparatory session took place in the spirit of harmony and solidarity, in order to review the documents of the Congress, check the program, the stages of organization work, and allocate people in charge of positions to closely follow the opening program of the Congress. , introduced the Proving Committee, the Presidium; voting for delegates to approve the list of Honorable Mentors, Chairman, Secretariat, Board of Supervisors to prepare well for the opening day.
After listening and noting the Secretariat’s report on the preparation and approval of the document of the 9th Dong Thap Buddhist Congress, the term 2022-2027, the final assignment and assignment of duties, preparations for the opening day of the Congress took place in a dignified and peaceful manner.
At the preparatory session, HT. Thich Thien Thong delivered a speech to direct the opinion of all official delegates and the Congress unanimously voted to approve the list of new Executive Committee for the new term.
The preparatory session for the Congress closed after the closing speech, preparing for the Buddhist Congress of Dong Thap Province for the term 2022-2027 at 8:00 am tomorrow, April 18, 2022.
Some pictures recorded from the preparatory session:
* Please introduce the exhibition images of Buddhist work for the 2017-2022 term of 11 departments and 12 Executive Boards of Buddhist districts and cities in Dong Thap province: