Candles were arranged into the shape of Vietnam, featuring Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam (SBV) in Poland held a requiem for soldiers who laid down their lives to defend the country’s national sovereignty in the East Sea on January 24.

Present at the event were representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy, the Vietnamese Association in Poland, and expatriates and Buddhists at Thien Phuc Pagoda in Warsaw.

Most Venerable Thich Dao Tam said the requiem aims to recognise the significant contributions fallen soldiers made to safeguarding national sovereignty in the East Sea.

The two-hour event also included incense offerings and the laying of wreaths.

Candles were arranged into the shape of Vietnam, featuring Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes as indispensable parts of the country.-VNA