Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid on September 18 a visit to the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Binh Duong province.
Welcomed the GCRA official was Most Venerable Thích Huệ Thông, Deputy General Secretary of the VBS’s Executive Council cum Chief of VBS’s Central Office and Chairman of the VBS’s Executive Committee in Binh Duong.
During the visit, Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng spoke highly of practical contributions to the Covid-19 prevention work made by monks, nuns and lay Buddhists in the province, and congratulated the provincial VBS for the successful organization of all district-level VBS congresses in the province.
Speaking with the guests, Most Venerable Thích Huệ Thông thanked the Home Affairs Ministry and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs for their due attention and support extended to the provincial VBS and monks, nuns and lay Buddhists badly affected by the pandemic over the past year.
On the same day, during a visit to Thien Quang pagoda located in Di An city’s Dong Hoa ward, Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng praised the pagoda for its effort and support extended to the pandemic prevention work in the locality over the past years, and encouraged Buddhist dignitaries in the pagoda to do their best in overcoming difficulties caused by the pandemic. Venerable Nun Abbess of the pagoda Hương Nhũ took the chance to thank to the GCRA for its attention and supports extended to Buddhist clerics at the pagoda.
Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng pays visit to Thien Quang pagoda.