Vietnam Representative report on hosted the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak May 12-14, 2019, Tam Chuc Convention Center, Ha Nam, Vietnam.

Vesak 2019: Report by Ven. Thich Duc Thien

Vietnam report on hosted the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak
May 12-14, 2019, Tam Chuc Convention Center, Ha Nam, Vietnam. the result was very successful.
Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien on behalf of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Vietnam Peoples

Concluded report that Within the 11 years since Vietnam was honored to first host the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration in 2008, the Vietnamese National Sangha has grown strongly and fast. We are planning and working again toward the goal of hosting this international celebration again. The National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha undertook a grand undertaking to hold a major international event, in a relatively remote, yet religiously significant venue.

Amidst numerous challenges of lodging, transportation, food service, and public safety, the 16th UNDV celebration afforded the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha the opportunity to display the very best of Vietnam to its international guests and delegates. The National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha flawlessly rose to the occasion and provided high-quality celebration and experience to its guests. The hospitality of Vietnam was put on display, and a highly successful 16th UN Day of Vesak Celebration was concluded.
Instrumental to this effort was the tireless devotion of hundreds of volunteers who worked to ensure the success and safety of our Conference and festival. I would be remiss if I were not to acknowledge their service to this event, to Buddhism, the Sangha, our Nation, and the broader World community. Your efforts were critical to the success of this historic gathering.

However, this celebration would never have achieved its unprecedented success without you, the distinguished guest, the visiting Sangha, the presenting scholars, the delegates from 112 countries, and our countless participants.
We look forward to your return to Vietnam, whether individually or for another UN Day of Vesak gathering.

Executive Council of ICDV/IABU thank you Vietnam with sincere gratitude for the great contribution that Vietnam makes to the success of organizes remarkable 16th UNDV celebrations 2019