(HBO) – Statistics show that Hoa Binh province has 54 Buddhist relic sites, mostly ruins. There are only several pagodas that come under the management of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), namely Phat Quang Hoa Binh, Kim Son Lac Hong and Linh Son Phat Tich, whose heads are appointed by the VBS. Meanwhile, the remainders are managed by the local cultural sector, authorities or individuals.
In 2005, with the support of local authorities, the VBS sent Venerable
Thich Duc Nguyen to guide local Buddhists in religious practice. The VBS Hoa
Binh chapter now brings together 23 members who are outstanding dignitaries and
followers. It has consulted all-level authorities about religious management
over the operations of pagodas in line with legal regulations.
According to initial statistics, Hoa Binh counts
more than 25,000 Buddhists, which is showing an increasing trend. Notably, more
Buddhists are young people and intellectuals.
Thousands of people have studied Buddhist
teachings at Phat Quang Hoa Binh, Lac Hong Vien, Linh Son Phat Tich and Vien
With their faith, the Buddhists have led a good
secular and religious life, contributing to building the cultural life, and
ensuring social order and safety.
The charity board of the VBS’s provincial chapter
has actively engaged in humanitarian aid and support to the poor, sick people
and social policy beneficiaries, especially during Tet (Lunar New Year)
holidays and other celebrations.
The charity network has grown strongly and
humanitarian aid activities seen their quality and quantity improved.
It is noteworthy that under the "Tet for the
poor” programme, the charity board presents up to 500 million VND (21,373 USD)
each year to the provincial Association for the Support of Handicapped and
Orphans (ASVHO) and the centre for social affairs. The same amount also comes
to Mong ethnic people in Hang Kia-Pa Co commune, Mai Chau district.
The VBS’s Hoa Binh chapter has also played an
active role in national defence, environmental protection, new-style rural area
building a cultural environment in residential areas./.
(HBO) – Whenever possible, the two Lao women adopted by Luong Son Toan, a resident in Chieng Sai hamlet of Mai Chau township (Mai Chau district), amid numerous hardships in the past return to Mai Chau to visit their beloved Vietnamese family.
(HBO) - In the morning of August 31, on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the August Revolution and the National Independence Day of September 2 (1945-2022), the delegation of the provincial leaders laid the wreaths, offering incense at Uncle Ho's Monument and visited the Martyrs Cemetery of Hoa Binh Campaign.
(HBO) - On the occasion of the 77th National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (September 2, 1945 - September 2, 2022), in the afternoon of August 30, Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, the alternate member of the Central Committee of the Party, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee visited and presented gifts to the officials and the people of Muong Khoi Revolutionary War Zone in An Nghia and Tan My communes (Lac Son). There were also the leaders of the Provincial Military Headquaters, the Provincial Youth Union, Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the District’s Party Committee, the People's Committee of Lac Son district accompanying.