The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) will continue joining hands with other religions and the entire society to create a great national unity to contribute to further developing the nation, affirmed Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu, Standing Vice Chairman of the VBS’s Executive Council.
Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu made the pledge while meeting head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Trương Thị Mai in Hanoi on February 9 ahead of the lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Mai stressed that with over 14 million followers, more than 30,000 dignitaries and over 40 training establishments, Buddhism plays an important role in Vietnamese people’s spiritual life.
She hailed contributions made by the VBS to the nation as well as its efforts to help ethnic minority groups, poor people and disadvantaged students with good learning performances.
She took the occasion to extend New Year wishes to Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu and other dignitaries in the VBS’s Executive Council.