HA NOI (VNS)— A ceremony was held yesterday for Superior Most Venerable Thich Thanh Bich, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha, who passed away last Saturday at the age of 101.
President Truong Tan Sang, and other leaders of the Party, State, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, ministries and branches and organisations sent wreaths and condolences to the Shangha, followers and family of the monk.
The ceremony was held at Hoi Xa communal house, Thang Loi Commune, Thuong Tin District, Ha Noi, the superior monk's hometown.
Superior Buddhist monk Bich had been presented the Great National Unity Order and Certificate of Merit of the Viet Nam Buddhist Shangha, among other awards. — VNS