Charity- Offering charitable houses – Awarding scholarships in Binh Thuan province

Update: 29/08/2017
August 26th, 2017 ( July 5th Rooster year), Venerable Thich Tam Vien – abbot of Hong Phap pagoda in Binh Thuan province (directly under the branch of Hoang Phap pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city), chief inspector of Buddhist delegation of Ho Chi Minh city and Phan Thiet city who organized the program " Summer Compassion”, combined with Venerable Thich Quang Cao, head of the Ham Thuan Bac Buddhist Sangha's Executive Board – head of charity group of Binh Thuan Buddhist Sangha - abbot of An Lac pagoda at Ham Thang commune came to two districts to offer gifts for poor residents.

Charity- Offering charitable houses – Awarding scholarships in Binh Thuan province


The delegation presented 100 gifts to Cham highlanders at Phan Hoa Commune, Bac Binh District. Each gift is worth 250,000 VND and attached 50,000 VND cash. A charitable house is worth 40,000,000 VND and another disadvantaged houses being equipped materials for roofing, shading kitchen.

In that day, the delegation awarded scholarships and gifts for more than 130 poor and well-studying pupils at Hong Liem Commune, Ham Thuan Bac District.In the scholarship ceremony, as for Ham Thuan Bac District, there were attendances of Mr. Duong Van Dong- Head of Education Division, Mr. Nguyen Van Bay, district Committee member- Vice Chairman of the People's Committee. As for Hong Liem Commune, there were Mrs. Do Thi Thu Nhan - Secretary, Mr. Le Kim Hoang- Vice Chairman, Mr. Duong Huu Dong- Front President, Mr. Pham Ngoc Tuan- Chairman of Study Promotion Association. As for Hong Liem Secondary School and Hong Liem 3 Primary School, there were headmasters, staffs, teachers and over 200 pupils and their relatives attending the ceremony at the house of culture, Hong Liem commune, Ham Thuan Bac district, Binh Thuan province.

Mr Nguyen Van Bay, who spoke in his capability as government representative, gave the delegation a surprise ofprecious feelings, shared the difficulties, disadvantages of the weather. There still have been dozens of poor households. He told people to strive for bringing Binh Thuan to a new standard of living by 2020... Finally, he encouraged the delegation to join hands for the beautiful day in which Hong Phap Temple is carrying out a procedure for construction license in the locality.

According to the Buddha's teachings: "Consider older people as father, mother, elder brother and sister; consider younger as our younger brother and sister." Therefore, on the occasion ofthe Filial PietyUllumbana season,as a Buddhist learner, Anāthapiṇḍika and Visàkhà, applying the Buddha's teachings, awarded 30 scholarships to Hong Liem secondary school. Each scholarship is worth 500,000 VND, and 1000 notebooks were divided into 100 parts: each of 50 pupils received 200,000 VND and 10 notebooks and each of 50 secondary school’s girls received 10 notebooks and 1 pair of sport shoes worth 250,000 VND.The school's administration devoted much of their love to disadvantaged and hard-working students. "Summer compassion" with the total cost of 115,500,000 VND achieved perfectly thanks to Lien Oanh Group, Duong Hung Fine Art Carving Company, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh, Ms Hang and Ms Hang, Mr Quan, Mr Duy, Mr. Tuan (Trieu Hao travel agency), 2 mothers Lien Trang, Ms. Thu- teacher of Nguyen Trai secondary School in Phan Thiet city ect, and Ms. Tang’s group jointly carried out the program.

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Translated by Nguyen Thi Thuy Oanh.

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