“Seeing pictures of our fellow countrymen on the internet when storms and floods occur, many people can’t hold back their tears. The whole community of Ba Vang Pagoda and I myself really want to do something, maybe small things, to encourage, relieve and partly share the difficulties, miseries and losses of people in the Vietnam Central provinces”. – Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh shared.
Right after “Ba Vang Pagoda’s Chrysanthemum Festival 2020 – Reach out to our beloved Central Vietnam”, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh together with Monks and Buddhists of the Pagoda planned to continue their trips to Central provinces in Vietnam to share difficulties that the people here are going through.
With great help and support from Most Venerable Thich Tanh Nhiep – Standing Member of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Standing Deputy Head of the International Buddhist Committee of the VBS’s Executive Council, Head of the VBS’s Executive Council of Quảng Bình Province; in the morning of 2 November 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and the Sangha’s representatives had a program of giving gifts to people in Hưng Nhơn Village, Hải Hoà Commune, Hải Lăng District, Quảng Trị Province.
The delegation presented 270 gifts worth 300,000 VND each to the villagers.
Receiving the love and sharing from the delegation, the villagers were very touched. They also sent thanks and best wishes for health to Venerable Thich Tanh Nhiep and Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh together with the community of Ba Vang Pagoda.
Below are some photos of the gift-giving program.