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UN Day of Vesak 2019 opens in Ha Nam province

The 16th United Nations Day of Vesak officially opened at Tam Chuc pagoda in Kim Bang district of northern Ha Nam province May 12. 

More than 1,650 international delegates from 112 countries and territories across the world and over 20,000 Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers attended the opening ceremony.

UN Day of Vesak 2019, Ha Nam province, Tam Chuc pagoda, Ha Nam province, international delegates, opening ceremony

The 16th United Nations Day of Vesak officially opened at Tam Chuc pagoda in Kim Bang district of northern Ha Nam province May 12.

Addressing the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council and head of the Vesak 2019 organising committee, highlighted the Buddhist philosophy for building an equal and peaceful society, without classes, wars and hatred.

In his speech, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of the theme “Buddhism's Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies” of the UN Day of Vesak 2019, saying it showed the responsibility of Buddhism for the presence and future of the society.

Later the same day, head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang hosted a reception for Buddhist delegates attending the UN Day of Vesak 2019. The delegates expressed their impression on Vietnam’s great efforts and dedication towards the successful celebrations of the UN Day of Vesak.

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The United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 Celebration is set to begin in Tam Chuc Pagoda in the northern province of Ha Nam on May 12.
 
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About 7,200 members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and volunteers will be serving the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2019.
 
Over 1,600 delegates register for UN Day of Vesak
As many as 1,650 delegates from 112 countries and territories worldwide have registered to attend the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak scheduled for May 12-14 in the northern province of Ha Nam, according to organisers. 
 

Source: VNA

UN Day of Vesak 2019, Ha Nam province, Tam Chuc pagoda, Ha Nam province, international delegates, opening ceremony
 
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