Leaders of Vinh Long and Ca Mau congratulate local Khmer on Sene Dolta Festival
Chairman of Vinh Long provincial People’s Committee Lu Quang Ngoi presents gifts to Buddhist dignitaries and Khmer people at Hanh Phuc Tang Buddhist temple. (Photo: NDO/Ba Dung)
NDO – A delegation from Vinh Long Province, led by Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Lu Quang Ngoi, visited and presented gifts to religious dignitaries and local Khmer people at the Hanh Phuc Tang and Toa Sen Buddhist temples on October 6, on the occasion of the Khmer ethnic group's traditional Sene Dolta Festival.
At these locations, Chairman Ngoi extended his best wishes to the Buddhist dignitaries and the local Khmer community on their traditional festival.
He also briefed them on socio-economic development achievements as well as the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the province.
Most Venerable Son Ngoc Huynh, head of the Vinh Long Provincial Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Monks, expressed his thanks for the provincial leaders for the care and support for Khmer ethic groups in recent years.
He also affirmed that religious practitioners and the Khmer people will continue promoting solidarity and contributing to the locality’s economic development and the fight against COVID-19.
* On the same day, President of the Ca Mau provincial Fatherland Front Tran Van Hieu also marked the occasion by saluting the provincial Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Monks at the Monivongsa Temple.
Gifts presented to Ca Mau provincial Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Monks at the Monivongsa Temple. (Photo: NDO/Huu Tung)
He thanked the religious leaders and the Khmer people for joining hands with the local authorities in Ca Mau Province’s socio-economic development, and especially in the fight against COVID-19.
He expressed his hope that the Khmer ethnic community will promote solidarity and make further support to the province’s economic development and its COVID-19 prevention and control towards bringing life back to normality.
Sene Dolta, which is annually celebrated from the 30th day of the eighth lunar month to the second day of the ninth lunar month, is one of the most important religious festivals for the Khmer ethnic people, along with Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) and Ooc Oom Bok to thank the Moon for a good harvest.
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