The ceremony (Source: vtv.vn)
Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) –The chapter of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)'s Executive Council in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on September 20 held a ceremony marking the 35th founding anniversary of the VBS (November 7, 1981-2016).

A message of the VBS leader presented by Most Venerable Thich Khe Chon, Vice Chairman of the provincial chapter’s standing board, underlined the 2,000-year history of the Vietnamese Buddhism, saying that Buddhism has accompanied the nation throughout history.

The message also highlighted great achievements made by the VBS over the past 35 years, with its chapters established across all 63 provinces and cities also abroad.

The VBS set up four universities, 34 intermediate schools and eight colleges nationwide.

It has been active in charitable activities and culture development.

It successfully organised the United Nations Day of Vesak in 2008 and 2014, and the ASEAN Buddhist Conference in 2016.

In the coming time, the VBS and its chapter in Thua Thien-Hue will continue promoting the great national unity and upholding cultural values of the Vietnamese Buddhism.

On the occasion, the local chapter of t he VBS 's Executive Council was presented with a certificate of merit by the provincial People’s Committee./.