The Most Venerable Dr. Thich Nhat Tu - Outstanding Educator Award Recipient at IBC 12th Convocation
Prof Kapila, the Vice Rector and Dean of Religious Studies, IBC read the citation for the Most Venerable Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at IBC 12th Convocation.
“It is an honour for me to introduce Venerable Master Thich Nhat Tu of Vietnam whose name has been confirmed by the council of international Buddhist College to be a recipient of the award of outstanding educator, today, at the occasion of 12th convocation of International Buddhist College
Venerable Master Thich Nhat Tu is a Buddhist reformer, an author, a poet, a psychological consultant, and an active social activist in Vietnam. He currently serves as chief editor of the first ever audio Vietnamese Tripitaka and of the ongoing Vietnamese Tripitaka Translation project and Buddhism Today Series. He has authored more than 80 Vietnamese books in Vietnamese and a dozen of book in English on Buddhist philosophy and applied Buddhism. He was the key person in organising United Nations Day of Vesak 2008, 2014 and 2019 in Vietnam.
He is committed to propagate Buddhist teachings through education, cultural activities and charitable programs in order to benefit the society at large. He is also actively engaged in the inter-religious dialogue and promotion of peace and harmony.
Five Universities conferred upon him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in appreciation of his excellent contribution to Buddhist education. He has received many recognitions, awards and titles from the Government of Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
Most venerable Chairman,will now present to the Venerable Master Thich Nhat Tu of Vietnam Outstanding Educator Award on behalf of the council of International Buddhist College.”