Thua Thien – Hue VBS convenes 7th congress

The seventh congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue took place in Hue city on March 15-16 with 1,200 delegates and dignitaries participating.

The congress elected 69 members for the VBS Executive Committee for the 2017-2020 tenure, with Most Venerable Thich Duc Thanh elected as its Chairman.

The VBS Thua Thien – Hue chapter plans to continue motivating Buddhist followers to observe law and promote Buddhist activities for the development of the religion and the nation.

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Secretary of the provincial People's Committee Le Tuong Luu congratulates the congress.

In the last tenure, local dignitaries and Buddhist followers raised more than VND105 billion (US$4.62 million) to help local poor households and give gifts and scholarships to needy students, victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, build houses, and provide free health check-ups. 

The chapter has also held numerous activities to mark lord Buddha’s birthday, Vu Lan festival, and pray for peace.

A number of dignitaries have received orders, medals and certificates of merit for their contributions to the religion and the nation.

VNA

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