President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) presents a souvenir to the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho’s O Mon district on April 7 to extend greetings to dignitaries at the academy and the Khmer community on the occasion of Chol Chnam Thmay , the traditional Khmer New Year festival. The President was welcomed by Most Venerable Dao Nhu, Vice President of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and head of the academy, and a large number of Khmer Theravada Buddhist dignitaries and followers in the city. Since its inception in 2006, the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Academy has organised five training courses with more than 200 monks graduating with bachelor’s degree in Buddhism. In 2017, the academy was expanded to over 6.7 hectares with total investment of 451 billion VND. Its first phase was inaugurated in 2019, with the rest completed in 2020. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits the academy (Photo: VNA) The State leader wished the Khmer ethnic community a New Year of good health, peace and happiness. He said that last year, thanks to efforts… Read full this story
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