The seminar presided by Most Venerable Deputy General Secretary of the VBS’s Executive Council Thích Thanh Điện saw the presence of Most Venerable Vice President of the Central VBS’s Executive Council cum Chairman of the VBS’s Information and Communications Committee Thích Gia Quang, scholars, experts and over 2000 Buddhist followers.
State officials at the event included Former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Văn An, Colonel General Deputy Minister of the Public Security Ministry Nguyễn Văn Thành, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee Ngô Sách Thực.
Most Venerable Thích Gia Quang reads congratulatory letter sent by Most Venerable Thích Phổ Tuệ, Supreme Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha
The seminar themed “Practices by Buddhists for sustainable development in the country” has received over 70 presentations papers from scholars, experts and state officials. Presentations and discussion at the seminar focused on the role of Buddhism in Viet Nam, current Buddhist engagement in contemporary issues, promotion of Buddhist values for peace and sustainable development in the country.
Colonel General Nguyễn Văn Thành delivered his presentation at the seminar
Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyễn Hồng Dương, Former Director of Religious Studies Institute speaks at the seminar
On the occasion, the VBS’s Standing Committee has presented certificate of merits to typical groups and individuals for their contributions to the seminar and the Buddhist Youth Summer Camp 2019 taking place in the pagoda.