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04/10/2020 05:26
Government religious committee extends congratulation on Chol Chnam Thmay festival

A delegation led by Acting Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Trà Quang Thanh paid on April 8 a visit to Candaransi pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh city on occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay Festival of Khmer people.

During the visit, Acting Director Trà Quang Thanh extended warm celebrations of Chol Chnam Thmay Festival to Most Venerable Deputy Chief of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Central Office cum Abbot of Candaransi pagoda Danh Lung, and Khmer Buddhists and people in Ho Chi Minh city. 

Most Venerable Danh Lung thanked the GCRA for its congratulation to the traditional festival of Khmer people and exchanged with the guests on preventive measures against the nCov pandemic at Khmer pagodas in the city.

He informed that the Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Monks has urged Khmer pagodas to suspend of all religious services with large gatherings of people such as sand dunes building, Buddha bathing, water splashing, and celebrating parties during Chol Chnam Thmay Festival.

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Government religious committee extends congratulation on Chol Chnam Thmay festivalDuring the visit, Acting Director Trà Quang Thanh extended warm celebrations of Chol Chnam Thmay Festival to Most Venerable Deputy Chief of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Central Office cum Abbot of Candaransi pagoda Danh Lung, and Khmer Buddhists and
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