Hanoi leader extends Tet greetings to Vietnam Buddhist Sangha hinh anh 1Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung (centre) delivers Tet greetings to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS). (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung extended his Lunar New Year (Tet) greetings to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) while visiting its headquarters at Quan Su Pagoda in the city on January 31.

Wishing Buddhist monks, nuns and followers nationwide a new year with good health and prosperity, Chung spoke highly of their contributions to promoting confidence among local residents, and to the city’s socio-economic development in the past years.

He expressed his hope that the VBS will continue sound coordination with competent the city’s departments and sectors to organise more cultural activities for Hanoians.

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Permanent Vice Chairman of the VBS Executive Council, for his part, thanked the municipal Party Committee and People’s Committee for supporting the VBS to successfully carry out a wide range of Buddhist activities in 2018.

The VBS always accompanies the city and local authorities to assist disadvantaged people and those affected by natural disasters, he said, adding that it joined hands with the Vietnam Red Cross Society at all levels to ensure a warm Tet 2019 for local residents as well as people in remote areas across the country.

The Most Veneraable wished that Hanoi city will further develop to deserve its title as a City of Peace.-VNA