|The theme for this year’s UN Day of Vesak is to be “Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies”. It will open at 8:00 in the Tam Chuc Buddhist Cultural Centre in the northern province of Ha Nam on May 12. This is the third time Vietnam has hosted the event.|
|The symbol of Vesak 2019 is placed among ornamental and bonsai plants in front of the main gate of Tam Chuc pagoda.|
|Dozens of flags and banners are arranged along the road leading towards Tam Chuc pagoda. Some 1,650 international delegates from 112 nations and territories have confirmed their participation in the event with Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is set to be the keynote speaker.|
|Decorations are placed along the path leading to the International Conference Centre|
|The third floor of the International Conference Centre serves as a foyer to welcome guests|
Work on the conference room has been completed. During the three-day event, there will be forums held to discuss responsible leadership for sustainable societies, Buddhism’s approach to a harmonious family, education, responsible consumption, and how Buddhism fits in with Industry 4.0.
|A rehearsal of art programs will take place during the opening ceremony of UN Day of Vesak 2019|
|The area in front of Tam Chuc pagoda is where acts of remembrance will be held. Party, State, Vietnam Buddhist Sangha leaders, and some 20,000 local and overseas Buddhist followers will attend the event.|