The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and Ho Chi Minh City ’s VBS Executive Board prayed for General Vo Nguyen Giap during a solemn commemoration for the distinguished son of the nation at Vinh Nghiem pagoda in HCM City on October 13.

Present at the ceremony were the Vice Chairman of Buddhist Sangha Patronage Council, the Most Venerable Thich Duc Nghiep; Permanent Vice President of the VBS Executive Council, the Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu; and acting standing Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council, the Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon.

They were joined by many Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers in the city.

Participants observed a minutes silence to commemorate General Giap’s immense contribution to the nation. After the ceremony, a prayer service was held for the General, who died on October 4 at the age of 103.-VNA