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Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan extended his best wishes to Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers at home and abroad on the occasion of the 2561st birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

In his letter on April 28, the VFF leader noted that this year’s Lord Buddha birth anniversary came at a time when Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapters nationwide are holding congresses towards the VBS’s eighth national congress for the 2017-2022 tenure.

He hailed achievements that the VBS scored in the past year, such as joining the election of deputies to the 14th NA and the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-2021 tenure, successfully holding a grand ceremony celebrating the 35th founding anniversary of the VBS, and contributing to the national patriotic emulation campaigns involving new rural development, social welfare activities, environment protection and climate change response, among others.

In conclusion, he expressed his belief that the Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers would continue to contribute to strengthening great national unity and enforcing  the Law on Belief and Religion for the sake of a strong, democratic, equal and civilised country.-VNA