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About 7,200 volunteers to serve UN Vesak Day celebration

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.

According to the National Volunteer Centre under the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the youngsters are proficient in foreign languages and have fundamental knowledge of Buddhism.

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A view of Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ha Nam, the venue of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019.

According to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, 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.

The UN General Assembly on December 15, 1999 recognised the Day of Vesak to celebrate the thrice-sacred event of the life of the Buddha Gautama and to acknowledge the contributions Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made to humanity.

The UN Day of Vesak was first celebrated in 2001.

Heightened security for UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam
Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Bui Van Nam on March 11 asked local authorities and police to ensure tight security for the UN Day of Vesak 2019, which is slated for May 10-15 at the Tam Chuc Buddhist Culture Centre in Kim Bang district, the northern province of Ha Nam. 
 
Ha Nam shows active coordination in hosting UN Vesak Day 2019
The People’s Committee of Ha Nam held a conference on March 5 to launch the plan to coordinate with and support the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to organize the UN Day of Vesak 2019, which is slated for May 10-15 at the Tam Chuc Buddhist Culture Centre in Kim Bang district.
 
PM inspects preparations for UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Ha Nam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has inspected the preparations for the United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak 2019 at the Tam Chuc Buddhist Cultural Centre in Ba Sao commune, Kim Bang district of the northern Ha Nam province, the host of the event.
 
Vietnam to host United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations
Vietnam will host the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations in 2019 and an international Buddhism conference in the northern province of Ha Nam from May 12-14 next year.
 
Ha Nam province gears up for Vesak celebrations
The northern province of Ha Nam has been working hard to prepare for the United Nations Day of Vesak celebrations scheduled for May 12-14.
 

Source: VNA

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