Vesak 2019 in Vietnam to welcome 1,500 delegates

Friday, 2019-04-19 10:57:04
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The press conference on the UN Day of Vesak celebrations in Vietnam.
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NDO/VNA - The UN Day of Vesak 2019 is expected to welcome around 1,500 foreign Buddhist leaders, scholars, researchers from 105 countries and territories together with heads of state and ambassadors and representatives of international organisations in Vietnam.

The information was announced at a news conference held by Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on April 18 in Hanoi.

Vietnam’s Party, State and VBS leaders and around 15,000-20,000 local and overseas Buddhist followers will attend the event.

Vesak 2019 celebration will have five forums discussing the responsible leadership for sustainable societies, Buddhism’s approach to harmonious family, education, and responsible consumption, and Buddhism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Some 398 presentations in English from foreign scholars and 110 others by Vietnamese scholars have been sent to the event.

Spiritual and cultural events will be held on the sidelines of the event, like the Bathing of the Buddha ritual, requiems, a lantern night, photo exhibitions on Buddhist temples, an exhibition on Buddhist antiques, and an art exchange.

Vesak 2019 is an important diplomatic event affirming of the role of Vietnam’s Buddhism in international integration.