Leaders of An Giang province congratulate the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism Sangha on Jun2 25 (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) – Authorities of the southern province of An Giang have visited and congratulated the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism Sangha on the occasion of the sect’s 79th founding anniversary.

Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Vo Anh Kiet, on behalf of the An Giang authority, extended greetings to the Hoa Hao Buddhism’s followers on the anniversary.

Kiet briefed the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism Sangha on the local socio-economic achievements in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 while recognising contributions by the sect’s followers, especially in social welfare, bridge and rural road building.

The official wished the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhist Sangha and its chapters will continue guiding and educating Hoa Hoa Buddist followers to promote fine traditions and solidarity in the community.

The Hoa Hao Buddhism, together with other religions, should build the great national unity bloc and abide by the Party and State’s policies and laws, contributing to local socio-economic development and national building, he added.

There are 397 local executive committees of Hoa Hao Buddhism in 17 provinces and cities at present, according to the Hoa Hao Buddhist Sangha.-VNA