Over 1,600 delegates register to attend UN Vesak Day 2019

As many as 1,650 delegates from 112 countries and territories worldwide have registered to attend the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak scheduled for May 12-14 in the northern province of Ha Nam.

Venerable Thich Nhat Tu of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha told a press briefing at Tam Chuc Buddhism Culture Centre yesterday: We will make the global cultural event into an integration of VN and the Vietnamese Buddhism. We'll organize a peace requiem, lantern ceremonies, A Buddhist cultural festival, exhibition, and art performances. This year's event will be organized in larger scale than the previous 12 Vesak celebrations.

The event will be an important diplomatic event to improve the role of the VBS amid the global integration as well as enhance ties between the VBS and other Buddhist Sanghas in the world. It will also afford Vietnam a chance to introduce its culture, history and people to international friends.

Source: VOV5