Ho Chi Minh City

HCM City’s leader pays pre-Tet visits to religious dignitaries

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on January 31 visited and offered Tet greetings to religious dignitaries and followers in the city on the thresholds of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) and Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon (Source: VNA)

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) and Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon (Source: VNA)

Visiting Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Comrade Nhan wished him good health to direct the successful organisation of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019. 

Mr. Nhan highlighted the importance of the event, saying that it will show the position of Vietnam’s Buddhism in the region and the world, adding that the municipal authorities would work to prepare well for the event. 

While meeting with Most Venerable Thich Thien Phap, Permanent Vice President of the VBS Executive Council, Nhan sent best wishes to Buddhist monks and nuns in HCM City and those nationwide on the occasion of Lunar New Year 2019. 

He spoke highly of the VBS’s activities in recent years, especially social and charitable activities, expressing his belief that Buddhist dignitaries and followers will make more contributions to further promoting the SBV’s development. 

The same day, Mr. Nhan visited and extended Tet greetings to Auxiliary Bishop of the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese Do Manh Hung and local Catholic dignitaries and followers. 

He thanked and praised contributions of the Bishop and Catholic dignitaries and followers to the city’s development, especially in charitable and environmental protection activities. 

Comrade Nhan hoped that they will continue to join hands with local residents to further boost the city’s socio-economic development.

VNA

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