Exhibition showcases press materials on Buddhism
|Exhibition showcases press materials on Buddhism: Most Venerable Thich Le Trang (2nd from L), Head of the VBS Executive Board in Ho Chi Minh City, attends the exhibition (Photo: VNA).|
The event is co-organized by Giac Ngo – the official newspaper of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), the Information-Communications Board of the VBS Chapter in Ho Chi Minh City, and Hue Quang Library, which collects, preserves, and distributes Buddhist texts and books on Buddhism. It is taking place at the Giac Ngo Headquarters in District 3 until June 7, 2023.
The exhibited items shed light on the Buddhist campaign in 1963 requesting the US-backed South Vietnamese administration of Ngo Dinh Diem to implement a policy for religious equality. There are about 30 original documents about the event on June 11, 1963, when Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest against the repression of Buddhists by the then administration.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Le Trang, Head of the VBS Executive Board in Ho Chi Minh City, said the display gives clear insight into the hardship facing Vietnam’s Buddhism in 1963 and the Thich Quang Duc event.
|The exhibition showcases press materials on Buddhism.|