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Ha Noi: To establish the disciplinary executive team for Vesak 2014

In the afternoon, 28th January in lunar calendar (27th February 2014), at the Government Religious Affairs office, an established conference on the disciplinary executive team instructed and helped the preparatory and organizing National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014.

With the acceptance from the Prime Minister and the International Organizing Committee (ICDV), the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha is officially hosting the 2014 UN Day of 2014 Vesak Celeration with theme “Buddhist Contribution Towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals” at Bai Dinh temple – in Ninh Binh province from 8th to 10th May 2014.

The participants and witnesses were Most Ven. Thich Thien Nhon, Standing Vice President cum Secretary-General of Executive Council of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha; Most Ven. Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice President of Executive Council of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha; Most Ven. Dr. Thich Duc Thien, Deputy Secretary-General of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha; Ven. Thich Tho Lac – The management chief of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ninh Binh province.

Official participants from the authorities in the meeting were: Mr. Pham Dung – Deputy Minister of Department of Home affair and Head of Government Religious Affairs; Mr. Nguyen Ba Trinh – Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; Mr. Bui The Duc – Deputy Head of the Popularisation and Education Commission; Mr. Nguyen Chi Duc – Director of Government Office; Mr. Le Van Dung, Vice President People Committee in Ninh Binh province and other eleven leaders from different departments.

Mr. Pham Dung spoke as the chairman at the conference.

Mr. Pham Dung - Deputy Deputy Minister of Department of Home Affairs and Head of Government Religious Affairs and the disciplinary team leader who commenced the opening of the conferenceand asked the disciplinary executive team to responsibly coordinate with the central and local authorities concerned proposals and distributed opinions in order to cooperate with Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in contribution and preparation for the UN Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam.

Most Ven.Dr. Thich Duc Thien had a speech. 

Most Ven. Thich Thien Nhon had a speech. 

In the conference, Most Ven. Thich Duc Thien highlighted meaning of the UN Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam which affirms the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s concern for religious freedom and heightens the humanity value of Buddhism – a peaceful, friendly and jointly developing religion. This event also strengthens the relationship between Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and other Buddhist traditions in the world. It defines the role of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in international integration, helps international friends to understand the religious freedom in Vietnam, shows the responsibility of Vietnam for UN, and introduces Vietnamese country and people, traditional culture, history and Vietnamese Buddhist culture to international delegates attending in the UN Day of Vesak 2014.

Spiritual traveling potential development contributes to full cooperated development of Vietnam and other countries in the world, promotes traveling site in Bai Dinh area – Trang An tourist attraction as the World Heritage Site.

 

 

Panoramic conference

Mr. Le Ba Trinh had a speech.

The representatives of the central and local authorities recommended and contributed opinions based on the overall scheme of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to improve the preparation for the UN Day of Vesak 2014.

At the end of the conference, Most Ven. Thich Thien Nhon on behalf of the Central of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha thanked the leaders from the central and local authorities for attending and contributed opinions to assist the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on successful organization for the UN Day of Vesak 2014.

These are pictures of the leaders from central and local authorities propounding proposals and contributing opinions:

 

 

 

 
Mr. Bui Thanh Ha opinions of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leader of Commission for Popularisation and Education had a speech. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hoang Tuan

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