President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Huynh Dam has congratulated local Buddhists on the occasion of Buddha’s birth anniversary.
In his letter sent to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), President Dam highly valued Buddhism’s great contributions to the nation.
“Since its foundation, the VBS has always encouraged monks, nuns and followers nationwide to implement the Party policies and the State law, and eagerly take part in patriotic emulation movements, contributing to strengthening the national great unity bloc and to the national construction and defence,” he wrote.
He expressed his belief that with the motto of “Religion – the Nation and Socialism”, the VBS, together with monks, nuns and followers in and outside the country, will always go with the nation and promote the tradition of defending the country and protecting the people.
He called on the Sangha to continue promoting its role as a member of the VFF, contributing to the national great unity bloc in the new stage of development for prosperous people, a strong nation, and a democratic, fair and civilised society.
He also wished the 7th National Congress of the VBS every success.