President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has sent a letter of congratulations to the National Spiritual Assembly and local Spiritual Councils of the Baha’i and the whole Baha’i community in Vietnam on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Faith.

In the letter, Man said on behalf of the VFF Central Committee, he wished the National Spiritual Assembly and local Spiritual Councils of the Baha’i and the whole Baha’i community in Vietnam good health and happiness.

“The VFF Central Committee recognises and highly values efforts made by Baha’i dignitaries and followers in Vietnam in strengthening the great national unity and observing the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and laws,” he said.

The community has made practical contributions to the national development through activities to take care of the poor, improve people’s knowledge, encourage scientific research and patriotic emulation movements, protect the environment and respond to climate change, he added.

Man expressed his belief that the Baha’i community in Vietnam will continue promoting the doctrine of unity and peace of Prophet Baha’u’llah to take more practical activities to foster understanding and solidarity among religions, significantly contributing to the country’s comprehensive renewal cause.

The Baha’i Faith was introduced in Vietnam in 1954 by an Indian female follower. The Baha’i community now has nearly 7,000 followers in 45 cities and provinces nationwide.

It was officially recognised as a religious organisation in Vietnam in July 2008.-VNA