Bac Ninh provincial authorities congratulate local Buddhists on Buddha’s Birthday

A delegation of Bac Ninh provincial authorities on May 23 visited and met with the executive committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in the province ahead of the Buddha’s Birthday Festival 2019 (B.E. 2563).

The delegation led by Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyễn Hữu Quất was welcomed by Deputy Patriarch of the Central VBS Most Venerable Thích Thanh Dũng and Senior Venerable of the VBS Chapter in the province Thích Thanh Phụng.

During the visiting reception, Deputy Secretary Nguyễn Hữu Quất extended best wishes and happy celebrations of the Buddha’s Birthday to the Buddhist dignitaries and all followers of Buddhism in the locality, and highlighted practical contributions of local Buddhists to socio-economic development in the locality. He also called on the VBS Executive Committee in the province to further encourage local Buddhists to proactively take part in local movements for the socio-economic development in the province.

Speaking with the guests, Senior Venerable Thích Thanh Phụng took the chance to thank local authorities for their support and favorable conditions extended to Buddhist practices in the locality over the past years.

Delegates perform Buddha bathing ritual

This year, the celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday Festival 2019 (B.E. 2563) in Bac Ninh took place on May 7-8 with many activities such as procession, incense offering, Buddha bathing ritual and prayers for peace.