On the morning of July 4, 2022, as noted by a permanent reporter in Ho Chi Minh City. In Hanoi, the preparation stages for the 9th City Buddhist Congress, term 2022 – 2027 have basically been completed in all aspects.
The main theme of the Congress is “Discipline, responsibility, solidarity and development”. The Congress is expected to welcome more than 800 delegates who are religious leaders of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; leaders of Ministries, Departments and Central branches; leaders of the Party Committee, Government at all levels of the city; Venerables of the Executive Boards of the districts; Monks and nuns are abbots throughout the city.
As noted this morning, from the main road leading to the Palace of Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labor Culture (No. 91, Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City) is decorated with flower flags, banners and symbols. Welcome speech for the IX City Buddhist Delegate Congress. At present, all the preparations for the congress have been completed, from the decoration, the hall to the congress documents have been carefully prepared. City Buddhism is ready to welcome the Central Church’s venerables, guests, and delegates to attend the Congress.
In the afternoon of the same day, in order to review the preparation for the Buddhist Congress of Hanoi, at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace, the Standing Committee of the Hanoi Buddhist Sangha held a meeting together with the Hanoi Buddhist Sangha. Subcommittees in charge of the organization of the General Assembly.
The meeting is chaired by Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice Chairman of the Student Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hanoi, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Congress. Attending were the Venerables, Deputy Heads of the Executive Board; Heads of Sub-Committees are in charge with representatives of leaders of city departments and agencies.
Speaking at the meeting, Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem said that this is the last meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Hanoi, term VIII, to prepare for the organization of the 9th Congress to elect the Board. The new administrator will run Buddhist affairs in the City in the near future.
At the meeting, the Secretariat presented a report on the preparation for the 2-day program of the Congress. Head of the Subcommittee under the Organizing Committee of the Congress reported on personnel work, documents, speeches, logistics, reception, communication, main hall decoration and Covid epidemic prevention… everything basically completed, ready to take place the most important event of Buddhism Capital in the next 2 days 5 and 6.
Concluding the meeting, the Venerable Head of the Organizing Committee of the Congress believes that the Venerable Monks will be determined and united to contribute to the success of the 9th Hanoi Buddhist Congress, term 2022 – 2027 .
Also this afternoon, the delegation of the National Assembly deputies of Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi, Permanent member of the City People’s Council. Hanoi by Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuan – Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the City People’s Council. Hanoi, Deputy Head of the City National Assembly Delegation as the head of the delegation went to the Vietnam-Xo Friendship Cultural Palace (Hoan Kiem District) to visit and congratulate the Standing Honorable Men of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi on the occasion of the Buddhist Congress of Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi for the 9th time, term 2022 – 2027.
Accompanying the delegation was Ms. Pham Thanh Mai – Member, Deputy Head of the full-time delegation, the delegation of the National Assembly of Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi and the leaders of the Permanent Representative of the City People’s Council.
Warmly received the delegation with HT. Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Congress and the Standing Honorable Men of the City’s Buddhist Administration Committee.
Speaking at the visit, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuan sent greetings to health and gratitude for the contributions of Buddhist monks and nuns in Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi during the past time, and at the same time, he wished for the Buddhist Congress of Ho Chi Minh City. The IX Hanoi, term 2022 – 2027 will be held successfully.
In response, Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem would like to express his sincere gratitude to Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuan and members of the delegation who visited and wished the Congress a great success. On this occasion, the Venerable Master also briefly presented the organization of the congress to the delegation.
On this occasion, the Most Venerable Head of the Executive Committee accompanied the delegation to visit and survey the Hall where the official congress will take place on July 5 and 6.
News: Cong Minh; photo: Thirty Eight Cong