Hoa Hao Buddhists (Source: http://www.nguoi-viet.com)
An Giang (VNA) – A ceremony to celebrate the 77th founding anniversary of Hoa Hao Buddhism (1939-2016) was held in Phu My town, Phu Tan district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on June 22.

Speaking at the event, Tran Thi Thanh Huong, President of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, highlighted that in the past more than seven decades, the Central Executive Committee of the Hoa Hao Buddhist Sangha, dignitaries and followers have made significant achievements in protecting the country and consolidating the great national unity bloc.

Hoa Hao Buddhists have also actively engaged in patriotic emulation movements and charitable activities like providing free meals at hospitals and centres for orphans and the elderly, medical check-ups and medicines, as well as building roads and upgrading traffic infrastructure.

These activities have contributed to raising local livelihoods and strengthening national solidarity, she said.

In the coming time, the central executive committee and Hoa Hao Buddhist followers will continue to enhance the national unity and contribute to the country’s innovation.

Hoa Hoa Buddhism currently has 395 executive committees in 18 cities and provinces.

Last year, its followers donated more than 373 billion VND (16.7 million USD) to social charitable activities, helping local authorities improve rural infrastructure and well perform social welfare policies.-VNA