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Ha Nam province gears up for Vesak celebrations
Apr 04 2019

NDO - The northern province of Ha Nam has been working hard to prepare for the United Nations Day of Vesak celebrations scheduled for May 12-14.

The main events will take place at the Tam Chuc Temple complex in Kim Bang district.

According to the organisers, key infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, gates, the lighting system and the reception centre for the Vesak celebrations, is entering the final stage and will be completed soon.

A great hall, a number of temples and shrines, and an electric car park have been completed, while several other religious structures such as a water temple, a sutra garden and hallways are scheduled for completion in April.

Land has also been cleared and transferred to the construction company in order to build the supporting facilities and landscape elements.

Ha Nam Party Secretary, Nguyen Dinh Khanh, stated that the province is asking the construction company to accelerate the progress and ensure safety, security, the environment and other conditions to welcome the delegates.

The 2019 United Nations Day of Vesak, which celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death, is expected to witness the attendance of 1,500 delegates from 106 countries and territories worldwide.

In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, there will be international workshops, exhibitions and arts programmes on Buddhism.

This is the third time Vietnam has hosted the United Nations Day of Vesak.