Vice Chairman Ma Dien Cu congratulates the Cham people on the Ramuwan Festival ( Image: binhthuantoday.com )
He also urged them to overcome difficulties to boost economic development and eradicate hunger and poverty, as well as improve their living standards.
Visiting and presenting gifts to chief monks and religious leaders in Tuy Phong, Bac Binh and Ham Thuan Bac districts of Binh Thuan province, the official was pleased with comprehensive developments in the lives of the Cham, and he hoped that key religious leaders will be examples in implementing Party, State and local policies, helping to strengthen new rural areas.
Also for the occasion, representatives from the Binh Thuan Provincial Party Committee, the People’s Council, People’s Committee, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and agencies, industries and localities in Binh Thuan visited and congratulated the Cham Bani in Tuy Phong, Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac and Tanh Linh districts.
The Cham living in Binh Thuan province began celebrating the Ramuwan Festival, their annual and most important traditional festival, last Wednesday. The one-month event, in which many traditional rituals are held, is a time when the Cham Bani show gratitude to their ancestors.
Binh Thuan Province is home to more than 30,000 ethnic Cham, including 15,000 who are Cham Bani.