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Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to work with relevant agencies on the preparation of dossiers on two of Vietnam’s intangible cultural heritages for UNESCO recognition.
Vietnamese and Indian experts unearthed a Shiv Linga (a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva) dating back to the 9th century during the restoration of a Cham temple complex at My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in central Quang Nam province.
The Asif Foundation organization from Australia on May 19 presented 140 kettles and 140 empty water tanks to poor people in Tan Thanh commune of Tan Phu Dong district, and Tan Phuoc and Tan Thanh communes of Go Cong Dong district in Tien Giang province.
Vietnamese and Indian experts on April 28 began restoration of a complex of towers considered the core area of the world cultural heritage site the My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam.
Phat Tich Pagoda in Vientiane on April 24 presented relief aid to 250 Vietnamese in need in Laos who are facing difficulties caused by social distancing measures aimed to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
The Vietnam Ancestral Global Day was celebrated online in four major cities of Canada on April 11.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started restoring five pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Myanmar. The five Buddhist monuments were damaged during a devastating earthquake in 2016.
The construction of a Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument was commenced in Kampong Speu province in Cambodia on March 2.
Vietnam and the European Union held a human rights dialogue in Hanoi on February 19, during which both sides outlined their commitments to the protection and promotion of human rights and to overcoming challenges in this area for the betterment of their peoples and societies.
Scholars from Vietnam, India and other countries including Australia and Belgium exchanged views on Buddhism’s role as a social and cultural bridge and a source of global peace at an international conference in India’s Bhubaneswar city on February 8-9.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on January 15 performed the Vietnamese traditional New Year ritual of releasing carps into a lake to bid farewell to the Kitchen Gods at Kim Lien pagoda in Hanoi.
The VFUA on January 15 hosted an international conference in Hanoi to discuss measures for conserving and upholding the values of culture heritages recognized by UNESCO.
An exchange conference on religious affairs was held by the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults in the province of An Giang on January 7.
Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on December 30 a reception for a visiting delegation led by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 22 to celebrate the 60th year since then Indian President Rajendra Prasad gifted a Bodhi tree to Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh in 1959.