Nhan Dan Online – The fifth Quang Tri provincial Buddhist Congress for the 2012-2017 tenure was held in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province, on May 27-28, with the participation of 100 delegates.
Delegates at the meeting elected 47 official members and nine alternates for the Executive Board of the provincial Buddhist Sangha for the new tenure. Most Venerable Thich Thien Tan was re-elected as Head of the Board.
During the 2012-2017 tenure, the Quang Tri Buddhist Sangha will continue boosting solidarity among local Buddhist monks, follow Party and State policies and participate in social movements in the locality and across the country.
In the past tenure, the Quang Tri Buddhist Sangha effectively implemented numerous projects with the support of the central and local authorities and departments.
The province built 204 places of worship and 188 pagodas to serve over 150,000 Buddhist monks, nuns and followers.
The provincial Buddhist Sangha also raised over VND36 billion to build kindergartens and present gifts and scholarships to disadvantaged students.