Vietnamese Buddhist nun honoured for supporting pandemic-hit people in RoK hinh anh 1Vietnamese Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh (centre) at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) – Vietnamese Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh was honoured in a ceremony on November 10 evening in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, for her outstanding engagement in charity activities to support people hurt by COVID-19 in the RoK.

She was among 20 people, including artists, painters and business leaders, named at the 7th edition of an annual event held by the Ahn Jung Geun cultural and art association to recognise outstanding citizens in the RoK for their contributions in different areas, particularly arts.

This year’s event also awarded 16 scholarships to disadvantaged students affected by the pandemic.

Nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh, member of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Board and head of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association in the RoK, was given a World Buddhist Peace Prize Award for her great efforts to promote Vietnam’s distinctive cultural identity in the host country, boosting cultural exchange between the two countries, as well as her commitment to charity over years.

The nun has visited and delivered aid to Vietnamese people living in the Korean cities of Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan and Muan. She has introduced about Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelagoes during peace-praying ceremonies and requiems at Phap Mon Pagoda, the first Vietnamese pagoda in the RoK.

She dedicated most of her time this year in Vietnam to assist with the fight against COVID-19, via donations of face masks, hand sanitisers and medical supplies. She also provided support to Truong Sa and impoverished people./.