(VOVworld) - The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a requiem for martyrs at the Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda in Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, on April 18.
|Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang addresses the requiem (photo: dantocmiennui.vn)
The event was attended by war veterans, over 2,000 monks and nuns, representatives from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, the National Assembly’s Ethnic Council and the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs.
Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang, Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council and head of the management board of the provincial VBS, said the nation, Buddhist followers as well as the Party and State never forget the contributions of the martyrs.
Participants spent one minute of silence to pray for President Ho Chi Minh and the fallen soldiers to rest in peace.
On the occasion, the VBS and Mobifone presented 2,500 gifts to Trung Khanh district. Construction on a kindergarten worth 2.5 billion VND funded by the VBS and the National Citizen Bank also began the same day.