In 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic made the lives of Buddhist people difficult, Khmer Theravada Buddhist temples in the province mobilized to build 50 houses of love and build 05 concrete bridges across the river. cardboard, make the way…
With the spirit of “good life, good religion”, promoting the tradition of religious service, patriotism and integration, the Provincial Association of Solidarity of Patriotic Monks (Association) has many practical activities in participating in building the government. the Battle of the Fatherland; guiding Khmer monks and Buddhists to study and practice religion, support each other, actively participate in building a rich and beautiful homeland.
Kien Giang Theravada Buddhism consists of 76 temples (including 75 Khmer Theravada temples and 1 Kinh Theravada temple). The pagodas are scattered throughout 15 districts and cities in the province (in which a tower worshiping 4 monks and martyrs is recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a national historical and cultural relic; 3 pagodas are recognized as a heritage site. provincial cultural and historical sites). Theravada Buddhism in the province currently has 910 monks (326 Bhikkhus, 584 Sadi, 8 Ni); The Religious Chapters have 8 Venerables, 16 Venerables, 282 Venerables; and 228,289 Buddhists.
In its lectures on Buddhism, the Association integrates the propaganda of the Party’s guidelines and policies, the State’s laws, and propagates the study of and following Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and style. In particular, on the full moon day and 30th of every month, the abbots at the temple sites all have programs to guide Buddhists to practice in accordance with the Dharma, to guide monks, A Cha, the Temple Administration Board and real Buddhists. In line with the Party’s guidelines and policies, the State’s laws, always upholding the spirit of vigilance, preventing and repelling all plots of “peaceful evolution”, participating in environmental protection, responding to climate change. Afterward, actively respond to the campaign “All people unite to build new countryside and civilized cities” and respond to “Day for the poor”.
The Association regularly mobilizes and guides monks and Buddhists to promote the tradition of solidarity and mutual assistance, actively responding to social security work distributed by the Provincial Board of Directors and authorities at all levels. Since then, the charity work next year is higher than the previous year.
In 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic made the lives of Buddhist people difficult, Khmer Theravada Buddhist temples in the province mobilized to build 50 houses of love and build 05 concrete bridges across the river. building roads, giving writing books to poor students, distributing thousands of gifts to the poor on major holidays, taking care of the lonely elderly and helpless children, collecting traditional and traditional medicines free disease for poor patients. Particularly, Soc Xoai pagoda (Hon Dat district) has mobilized to donate blood (2 rounds) 213 blood units, support coffins, support free cremation… The total amount of money for charity work of Theravada Buddhism in the province in 2021 is 11,979.8 million VND.
The association also actively propagated measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, issued many notices directing Khmer Theravada Buddhist temples in the province to strictly comply with regulations on disease prevention and control. During the lectures and directs the Association’s work, Most Venerable Danh Dong – Chairman of the Provincial Solidarity Association of monks and patriots always reminds Buddhists to follow the Dharma, take care of their labors, study, and accumulate knowledge. actively participate with the police force to maintain order and security in the locality.
Associations at all levels in the province have single-mindedly tried their best in Buddhist activities, bringing many results, appearing many models of “smart mass mobilization”, belief and religious activities in accordance with the law, the Charter of the Buddhist Church. Vietnamese Church and the Association’s Charter. The monks and followers of Khmer Theravada Buddhism always believe in the leadership of the Party, many members of the Executive Committee at all levels of the Association actively participate in the construction of the government.
The association, along with the abbot and the temple’s management board, called on voters, monks and Khmer Buddhists to enthusiastically participate in election activities, to stand for election to the 15th National Assembly and to the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021 term. 2026. As a result, there are 01 members of the Provincial People’s Council, 8 members of the District People’s Council, 17 members of the Commune People’s Council, 167 members of the Temple Administration Board. of the Front Committees at all levels in the province. They also participate in socio-political organizations such as members of the Red Cross Society, the Vietnam Youth Union… They all uphold their sense of responsibility to attend all meetings and conferences organized by the Association. departments, divisions and branches convened and participated in giving practical comments and contributions in ethnic and religious affairs. Since then, they have shown the role of representing the voice of the Association, of monks and Khmer Buddhists, and an important bridge between the Association at all levels and the Party and State.
In the coming time, promoting the tradition of “good life, beautiful religion”, the Association will continue to gather solidarity among monks and Khmer Buddhists to unite between denominations and other religions, creating a new change in society. awareness and action, bringing all activities of the Association into a stable order and development under the motto “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”, brightening the tradition of patriotism, solidarity and harmony. nation.