The Central Executive Board of Hoa Hao Buddhist sect held the second annual conference in southern An Giang province on November 19 to review its performance in 2014 and map out orientations for 2015.

Participants agreed that during the year, the sect has kept to the motto “For the dharma, for the nation” in its religious activities. The sect has held 1,286 religious teaching sessions and 28 religious classes in many localities for followers.

Meanwhile, Hoa Hao Buddhism followers have engaged in charitable activities such as building houses for poor people and helping poor patients with a total funding of nearly 107 billion VND.

On the occasion of the conference, the Government Committee on Religious Affairs presented its decisions approving the 27 members of the board, headed by Nguyen Tan Dat, who were elected by the 4th congress of the sect.

Founded in 1939 in An Giang province, the Hoa Hao Buddhism sect now has over 2 million followers in 19 cities and provinces nationwide .

Home to more than 800,000 followers, An Giang province is regarded as the Holy Land of the sect.-VNA