UN Day of Vesak 2019 to be held in Ha Nam hinh anh 1Permanent Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA)
Ninh Binh (VNA) – The United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak 2019 is scheduled to take place in Tam Chuc pagoda, Kim Bang district, in the northern province of Ha Nam from May 12-14.

The International Council for the Day of Vesak and Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held their second meeting in the northern province of Ninh Binh on January 25 to reach a consensus on preparations for the event.

Participants discussed the list of foreign guests, an international seminar on the day, and logistics works.

Themed “Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies’, the event is expected to attract 1,500 religious dignitaries, researchers, scientists, and managers from countries and territories worldwide, and about 10,000 Buddhist followers and people.

This will be the third time the UN’s commemoration of Vesak is held in Vietnam. Previously, it took place in Hanoi in 2008 and Ninh Binh in 2014.

The event affirms the Party and State’s attention to citizens’ religious freedom, contributing to strengthening international exchange within the global Buddhist community, as well as Buddhism’s contributions to dealing with global issues.

It will also afford the global Buddhist community a chance to raise mutual understanding and share interests from Buddhist values and traditions.–VNA