13/04/2015 09:36 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Fatherland Front leader presents New Year gifts to Khmer monks

Tra Vinh, April 12 (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presented gifts to monks at Khmer pagodas in the southern province of Tra Vinh on April 12 on the occasion of the Khmer New Year festival – Chol Chnam Thmey.

Visiting the Tra Vinh Patriotic Monks Solidarity Association in Tra Vinh City and Py-Seyva-Ra-Ram Pagoda in Cang Long District, the VFF leader praised the monks for their dedicated religious activities and participation in local social programmes, helping improve living conditions for the Khmer community.

On the occasion, he handed over 100 cows worth 1 billion VND (around 46,000 USD) to 100 poor families. The cows were donated by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The same day, the VFF President held a working session with local officials, the provincial VFF chapter and the provincial branch of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance on directions for socio-economic development.
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