Posted on: May 11, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


On the afternoon of April 10 – Nham Dan, the monks, nuns and Buddhists of District 5 solemnly held the Great Buddha’s Birthday, the 2566 calendar year at the main stage set up at the Van Phat Pagoda.

The ceremony took place under the witness and attendance of Most Venerable Thich Chon Khong, Proving the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 5; Venerable Thich Thien Quy, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Buddhist Executive Board of Ho Chi Minh City; Venerable Thich Hue Cong, Head of the Ho Chi Minh City Chinese Buddhist Representative Committee; Venerable Thich Truyen Cuong, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 5, together with monks, nuns, monasteries in the district and Buddhists attended.

Venerables and Buddhists respectfully attend the ceremony

The ceremony also had the presence of Mr. Nguyen Vo Xuan Ky, Vice Chairman of District 5 People’s Committee; Mr. Nguyen Gia Long, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 5; Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Xuyen, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in District 5…

After three beats of the Bat Nha drum bell for the birth procession, Venerable Thich Thien Quy, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Executive Board announced the Buddha’s birthday message of the Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; Most Venerable Thich Truyen Cuong, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 5, delivered the Buddha’s Birthday Speech by the Most Venerable Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council.

Most Venerable Thich Truyen Cuong reads the Buddha's Birthday Speech by the Most Venerable Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Truyen Cuong reads the Buddha’s Birthday Speech by the Most Venerable Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

At the main stage, the venerable ones, government leaders and Buddhists respectfully burned incense and white Buddha, chanting short sutras to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday.

During this year’s Buddha’s Birthday, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 5 in collaboration with the District Fatherland Front gave 100 gifts, totaling 40 million VND, to people in difficult circumstances> Besides, the Tri Board The district Buddhism also donated 50 million to the Fund “For the Poor”.

Venerable Thich Giac Nghiem, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Buddhist Executive Board of District 5 presented a symbolic board to support the amount of VND 50 million to the Fund

Venerable Thich Giac Nghiem, Deputy Head and Chief Secretary of the Buddhist Executive Board of District 5 presented a symbolic board to support the amount of VND 50 million to the Fund “For the Poor”

Some photos from the ceremony:

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