Recently, at Kinh Bac Cultural Center (Bac Ninh), the Executive Board of the Buddhist Church of Bac Ninh province held the 9th Provincial Buddhist Delegate Congress, term 2022-2027, with the theme “Celebration”. Outline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development”.
Speaking at the congress, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Phung, Head of the Executive Board of the Buddhist Sangha of Bac Ninh province emphasized, in the 2017 – 2022 term, monks, nuns and Buddhists in Bac Ninh province in the spirit of good living. In the past, the Church has inherited and strongly promoted the good results left behind by the previous Church terms with the motto “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”.
With the spirit of: “Unity, harmony, nurturing spirituality, dignifying the Church”, the main task of this Congress is to review Buddhist activities in various fields in the spirit of progress. , harmony; analyze and evaluate in a general and objective manner the advantages and disadvantages, thereby drawing valuable lessons to create a premise for building a common Buddhist house to develop in the coming time; appointing the Board of Directors for the new term with all the qualities of a Buddhist son – compassion, wisdom and enthusiasm in all Buddhist work, serving the Dharma, serving the nation.
During the last term, Buddhism in Bac Ninh received the sympathy, attention and direction of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee, the authorities at all levels in the province and the dedication of the Venerable Monks, Monks and Nuns, the solidarity and peace of mind. The collective union of monks, nuns and Buddhists has closely followed the key tasks in Buddhist work set forth by the Congress by applying wisdom, responsibility, promoting creativity, democracy, maintain faith in the Dharma, combine religious and world affairs.
Thereby, the Church has achieved important Buddhist goals such as joining efforts to complete charity work, social welfare, and calling for resources to support humanitarian charity implementation, public safety and security. social welfare and support for the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic with the amount of nearly 40 billion VND; actively carry out the work of guiding Buddhist followers to practice and live in accordance with the Vietnamese Buddhist tradition.
Regarding the direction and tasks of Buddhist activities for the 9th time, term 2022 – 2027, the Executive Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Bac Ninh province continues to overcome shortcomings, limitations and promote its advantages and good results. , thereby improving the quality of Buddhist work, concretizing the action of the motto “Dharma – Nationality – Socialism”.
The Congress elected 51 members to join the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Board in Bac Ninh province for the term 2022 – 2027; Most Venerable Thich Thanh Phung, Standing Member of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee, continues to be nominated as Head of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Bac Ninh province, term 2022 – 2027.
Speaking at the Congress, Ms. Nguyen Huong Giang, Chairman of Bac Ninh Provincial People’s Committee acknowledged and praised the contributions of monks, nuns and Buddhists throughout the province. In particular, the Bac Ninh Buddhist Sangha has raised the spirit of great solidarity, actively organized activities to connect and exchange between religions, between the Church and socio-political organizations and social organizations. contribute to strengthening solidarity and consensus in society. The activities of the provincial Buddhist Sangha have contributed to preserving and spreading the good cultural and moral values of the nation in general and Buddhism in particular in society; expressing the will to harmonize, unite, unite and the spirit of attachment and companionship with the nation.
Ms. Nguyen Huong Giang wishes that in the new term, all monks, nuns and Buddhists in the whole province will continue to promote the tradition of solidarity, sticking together with the nation; actively participate in patriotic emulation movements, economic and social development; implement cultural and civilized lifestyles at belief and religious establishments; join hands to protect the environment with more practical and effective activities; steadfastly and well implement the motto of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”; unite religions, promote the strength of religion, belief and culture, join hands to build Bac Ninh province more and more developed.
On this occasion, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee awarded the Certificate of Merit to 1 collective and 17 individuals with outstanding achievements in the process of building and developing the Provincial Buddhist Sangha for the 2017-2022 term; The Prime Minister awarded certificates of merit to 4 individuals; The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee awarded certificates of merit to 3 collectives and 12 individuals; The Government Committee for Religious Affairs presented Certificates of Merit to 4 collectives and 6 individuals; Provincial People’s Committee awarded Certificates of Merit to 8 collectives and 22 individuals; The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Bac Ninh province presented Certificates of Merit to 2 collectives and 14 individuals of the Provincial Buddhist Sangha who have made achievements in social and political activities, contributing to building the great national unity block, period 2017- 2022.
At the congress, the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Bac Ninh province gave an amount of VND 500 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Bac Ninh province to support the construction of Great Solidarity houses for poor households in the province in 2022.