State leader extends greetings on Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary


State President Võ Văn Thưởng visited Hue Nghiem and Minh Dao pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City on May 26 to extend congratulations to Buddhist dignitaries and followers on the occasion of Lord Buddha's 2567th birthday (Vesak day).​

Talking to Most Venerable Thích Trí Quảng, Patriarch of the Patronage Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha at Hue Nghiem Pagoda, the State leader affirmed the Party and State’s consistent policy of respecting and ensuring people’s right to freedom of belief and religion.

Highlighting the significance of the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, Most Venerable Thích Trí Quảng expressed his delight that under the Party’s leadership, Vietnam has been developing strongly and enjoying a growing stature in the world.

Meeting with Most Venerable Thích Thiện Nhơn, President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council, at Minh Dao Pagoda, State President Thưởng voiced his hope that the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will uphold traditions of the Vietnamese Buddhism and contribute more to national development in the new period.

Most Venerable Thích Thiện Nhơn called on the State leader to keep supporting and creating favourable conditions for Buddhist followers to practice the religion and help with the national development./.