UN Day of Vesak begins tomorrow in Vietnam | Daily News

UN Day of Vesak begins tomorrow in Vietnam

The United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak 2019 will begin tomorrow in Tam Chuc pagoda in Vietnam's northern Ha Nam province.

The three-day event is expected to witness the attendance of 1,500 international delegates from nearly 100 countries and territories all over the globe, and nearly 10,000 Buddhist followers and people from Vietnam.

This will be the third time the UN Vesak is held in Vietnam. Previously, it happened in Hanoi in 2008 and in Ninh Binh in 2014.

For the first time Sri Lanka, too, hosted the 14th United Nations Day of Vesak in 2017 under the theme “Buddhist Teachings for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace”

This year’s event is themed "Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies,".

The world Buddhist leaders will be joined by researchers, scientists, as well as about 10,000 Buddhist followers to discuss global peace, stability, and the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the Buddhist population at this year’s event.

The world Buddhist leaders will also focus on issues such as contributing to strengthening international exchange within the global Buddhist community, as well as Buddhism’s contributions to dealing with global issues. It will also afford the global Buddhist community a chance to raise mutual understanding and share interests from Buddhist values and traditions.

The Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Vesak in Vietnam will include the Mahanayake Theras of all the main sects, among others.

During the inaugural event, the welcoming Speech will be delivered by President of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Venerable Thich Thien Nho and Opening Speech by Most Ven. Prof. Brahmapundit , Founder/President of ICDV, President of IABU, Message by Most Ven. Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to be read by Most Ven. - Rohan Pradeep Vitharana (a member of the Sri Lankan delegation)


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