Ceremonies mark 710th anniversary of King-Monk’s Nirvana attainment
A grand ceremony was held at Truc Lam Palace, part of the Yen Tu landscape relic site in Uong Bi city of northern Quang Ninh province, on Friday, to mark 710 years since the Nirvana attainment of King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308).
The event also marked the inauguration of Truc Lam Yen Tu Palace's first phase. In his speech, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said the ceremony was an occasion to express respect and admiration for the genius and clear-sighted king, whose ideological values will continue to be upheld in the new era and remain an inspiration for patriotism.
"As we're in the renewal process, everybody is encouraged to comply with the law to avoid any harmful acts that can lead to divisions and social unrest, and go against the community's interests. We also need to promote national traditions and patriotism," said Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam.
The same day, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee hosted a similar event at Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the 710th anniversary of Tran Nhan Tong's Nirvana attainment.