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Gov’t chief hails Buddhists' contributions on Lord Buddha’s birthday

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highlighted the contributions made by Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers to the social work and charitable and humanitarian activities on the occasion of Lord Buddha's birthday (Vesak Day).

May 22, 2024 5:26 PM GMT+7
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) congratulates Buddhist monks on ord Buddha’s birthday, Ha Noi, May 22, 2024 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The Government chief visited Quan Su Pagoda - the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), in Ha Noi on May 22.

He said that Buddhism together with other religions have shaped up the spiritual life and built ethical standards, contrubuting to social stability and national development.

During the cause of international integration, the VBS has enhance exchanges and made enormous contributions to the global Buddhism, raising Viet Nam’s position on the international arena and affirming the Party and State’s policy of respecting and ensuring freedom of belief and religion.

He said the great national solidarity should be promoted, with religions and Buddhism in particular holding a particularly important role to play.

The Party and State of Viet Nam remains consistent with the principle of ensuring the freedom of belief and religion along with legitimate spiritual activities of followers.

He suggested the VBS strengthen solidarity, enhance charitable and humanitarian activities, and resolutely prevent acts of abusing religions and beliefs to sabotage the State, nation and people or seek illegal gains.

On the occasion, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Deputy Patriarch and Chairman of the VBS Executive Council, said the VBS and monks, nuns and followers nationwide will continue adhering to the Party’s policies, the State’s regulations, and the VBS’s Charter to help develop Viet Nam into a prosperous nation./.