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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Le Ba Trinh visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Board of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 13 to extend his greetings on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2560th birthday. He was companied by provincial officials and Eivind Archer, Country Representative in Vietnam for Norwegian Church Aid. Trinh handed over a letter of greetings from VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan to Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns at home and abroad on the celebration. He wished local Buddhist followers a happy festive season, noting his hope that they will join hands in building a strong national unity bloc. The official lauded local Buddhist dignitaries and followers for their timely support of local fishermen who are affected by the recent mass fish deaths. The VBS’s chapter in Thua Thien-Hue has partnered with the Norwegian Church Aid to effectively … [Read more...] about Greetings to Thua Thien-Hue Buddhists on Buddha’s birthday
Cuba went into overdrive this month honoring the retired "El Comandante," who built a Communist-run state on the doorstep of the United States, surviving what it says were hundreds of assassination attempts along the way. Thousands danced to Latin beats along Havana's curving seafront Malecon boulevard throughout the night from August 12 to August 13. At the giant street party, a live band played "Happy Birthday" on the stroke of midnight and fireworks exploded on the other side of the bay.The iconic leftist revolutionary, who handed over power in 2008 to his younger brother Raul due to ill health, appeared later in the day for a birthday gala featuring children's theater, live music and videos from his life. "I want to express my most profound gratitude for the shows of respect, the greetings and gifts I have received the days, which give me the strength to reciprocate through ideas," Castro wrote in the opinion piece. "Fidel is the best thing that happened to our country," said Aldo … [Read more...] about On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks well-wishers, appears at gala
“As the Year of the Tiger is coming, I send best wishes to all people, comrades and soldiers in all regions of the country as well as those who are living and studying abroad,” said State President Nguyen Minh Triet. In a New Year greeting letter sent to people nationwide on the Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 13, State President Triet said that over the past year, thanks to concerted efforts by the whole Party, army and people, Vietnam has gradually overcome negative impacts of the global financial and economic crisis as well as consequences of the natural disasters and diseases to obtain great achievements in all aspects, especially politics, socio-economics, culture, security and defence. The position of Vietnam has been improved in the international arena, he said, adding that those successes once again affirm the strength of the national great unity bloc and the sound policies of the Party and State as well as the internal strengths of the country. “The … [Read more...] about State President extends New Year greetings to people
Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Lam on May 21 visited and extended his greetings to Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Patriarch of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Patronage Council, at Vien Minh pagoda in Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2,557th birthday. Lam conveyed his wish for peace and happiness to the Patriarch and the Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers on the occasion. He stressed that the recent successful 7 th National Congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will pave the way for the Sangha to continue strengthening its organisation. The VFF Central Committee highly values the contributions of the Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers to the successful implementation of the national socio-economic and cultural development tasks, helping ensure political security, social order and safety, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and strengthening national … [Read more...] about VFF leaders extend greetings to Buddhist dignitaries