Postage stamp issued on UN Day of Vesak 2019

A postage stamp was issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on Saturday to celebrate the UN Day of Vesak 2019.

The stamp depicts a majestic Buddha statute with a shining Bodhi leaf at its back, implying that Buddhism brings a well-off and happy life to mankind. Next to it is the images of Tam Chuc Pagoda, where the Vesak celebration is being held, and the dragon of the Ly Dynasty in the 11thcentury, when Buddhism was at its peak in Vietnam. Below these images, the stamp features lotus, sky and cloud representing the intersection of sky and earth, which means a peaceful life.

Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, said: The postage stamp contains many implications and conveys a multi-dimensional message of promoting the traditional value of Buddhism. Buddhism has stood side by side with the Vietnamese nation for millenniums and contributed to building Vietnam into a country of wealth, beauty, peace, and sustainable development in international integration.

The stamp is available on the public postal network from now to December 31, 2020.

Source: VOV5