Vietnamese Buddhist Association holds requiem in RoK

Monday, 2018-03-12 12:08:51
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A representative from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee announces a decision to recognise the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the RoK as a member of the VBS.
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a requiem at Phung An pagoda in Seoul, on March 11, to pray for national peace and prosperity.

Hundreds of Vietnamese Buddhist followers, including migrant workers, students and members of Vietnam-RoK multicultural families across the RoK, were present at the event.

Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh, Chairwoman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the RoK, said that the requiem aims to pay tribute to the ancestors and soldiers who sacrificed their lives for Vietnam’s national independence and freedom.

She highlighted the significant contributions made by the Vietnamese Buddhist community in the RoK to charitable activities both in the host society and the homeland.

At the ceremony, a representative from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee announced a decision to recognise the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the RoK as a member of the VBS.

The association’s chairwoman pledged to accompany other Vietnamese associations in the RoK in order to build a strong community of overseas Vietnamese and significantly contribute to the development of the two countries’ relations.

Concluding the requiem, the participants offered incense and released flower garlands to commemorate the deceased and prayed for a New Year of peace and prosperity.