Government Committee Supports Buddhist Dignitaries and Supporters in Fighting HCM City’s COVID-19: Official | Society
City HCM (VNA) – The Governmental Committee for Religious Affairs will always accompany Buddhist dignitaries and devotees in Ho Chi Minh City in the fight against COVID-19, the vice-chairman of the committee Nguyen Tien Trong engaged in a working session with the leaders of the board of directors of the section of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in the town on September 20.
Expressing sympathy for the losses suffered by the HCM City VBS due to COVID-19, Trong praised the engagement of Buddhist dignitaries and supporters in the city’s pandemic prevention and control activities and their contributions. to the Covid-19 vaccine funds and support for front-line forces.
He claimed that the efforts of the HCM City VBS Board of Directors have shown that Buddhism always accompanies the nation and maintains national solidarity in the midst of hardship. He expressed his hope that they will continue to participate in charitable activities and help the city in the prevention and control of the pandemic.
For his part, the Most Venerable Thich Thien Duc, Deputy Head of the Board of Directors of the VBS Chapter in HCM City, thanked the government committee for religious affairs and the city authorities for giving great attention to dignitaries and followers. Buddhists amid complicated COVID developments. -19.
In addition to strictly enforcing pandemic prevention and control regulations, Buddhist monks, nuns and devotees have actively partnered with charitable activities and supported frontline forces, he said.
Since June, the board has been working online on digital platforms, maintaining guidance to Buddhist dignitaries in their operations, while adjusting plans for organizing the VBS congress in districts as well as celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of VBS, said Venerable Thich Thien. Quy, general administrator and secretary general of the board of directors.
He said that more than 500 billion VND (21.8 million USD has been collected from Buddhist dignitaries and devotees in the city for charity and pandemic prevention and control activities. In the future, the boad will continue to join local authorities and agencies in the work, thus soon resuming normal life in the city.
Later that same day, the Governmental Commission for Religious AffairsThe work team also visited and worked with representatives from the city’s Cao Dai Tay Ninh Church and the HCM City Cao Dai Church ./.