VN is ready for Vesak 2008
07:04 | 20/03/2008
VNGOP – At its second preparatory conference on March 19, the International Organization Committee (IOC) for the UN Days of Vesak 2008 informed that over 4,500 delegates from more than 70 countries and territories will attend the international religious event held in Hà Nội in mid-May. This will be a good opportunity for the Buddhist community to heighten good spirit of Buddhism.

The 2nd preparatory conference of the IOC for the UN Day of Vesak 2008 – Photo: VNGOP

Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Oanh, Vice Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, confirmed that the Vesak 2008 will help to strengthen mutual understanding among peoples and Buddhist communities in various countries, raise the position of the Vietnamese Buddhism in the region and the world, and reflect the Vietnamese State’s active participation in the UN’s activities.

The Vietnamese Government established a national coordinating committee to regulate and link activities of State bodies, localities and the IOC in organizing the Vesak.

By Hoàng Nguyên

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