At the event (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 450 photos featuring standout achievements of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) during 2012-2017 are on display at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi.

The exhibition, which opened on November 20, is part of the activities to welcome the eighth Congress of the VBS for 2017-2022 tenure.

The VBS’s activities, including Vesak festival, requiems for the peace of the souls of war martyrs, traffic accident victims, and war victims through history and summer retreats, are depicted through the event.

The exhibition also introduced the VBS’s voluntary activities like blood donation and gift presenting to soldiers and locals in Truong Sa island district.

Monk Thich Trung Hau, head of the Culture Board of the VBS Central Committee, highlighted that the sangha has gained numerous achievements in various sectors since its establishment in 1981.

The VBS now has branches in all 63 cities and provinces nationwide, he said, adding that it has set up associations of Vietnamese Buddhists in many countries and territories.

On the occasion, Buddhist followers in Hanoi also displayed images of Buddhist cultural heritages in India- homeland of Phat Thich Ca Mau Ni (Sakyamuni Buddha).-VNA.