Vice Secretary of the An Giang provincial Party Committee Vo Anh Kiet (R) presents flowers to representative from the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism (Source: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) – Leaders of southern An Giang province on January 8 visited and congratulated the Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of the sect’s founder, Prophet Huynh Phu So (the 25th day of the 11th lunar month).

Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Vo Anh Kiet briefed the executive committee on socio-economic development achievements of the locality in 2017.

He spoke highly of Hoa Hao Buddhism’s contributions to these achievements, especially in social welfare and charitable activities.

He expressed his hope that Hoa Hao dignitaries and followers will continue promoting the tradition, supporting each other to build the great national unity, and abiding by laws to contribute to fulfilling the province’s socio-economic development tasks as well as to the nation building and safeguarding cause.

Prophet Huynh Phu So was born on January 15, 1920 in Hoa Hao village, Chau Doc province (now An Giang province).  

Hoa Hao Buddhism now has 391 executive committees in 17 cities and provinces and over 2 million followers nationwide, mostly in An Giang.-VNA