Vietnamese Bhikkhuni helps needy Lankan families


Ven. Bhikkhuni An Dieu Xinh from Vietnam was in Sri Lanka last week to provide aid to needy families living around temples in parts of the country. On her arrival, she was welcomed by HoThi Thanh Truc, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka. The Buddhist nun is currently a student, studying for her doctorate in Buddhism at the Buddhist and Pali University Sri Lanka.

Ven. Bhikkhuni Dieu Xinh of Buu Son Monastery, Dinh Quan, Dong Nai, of Vietnam organised fund raiser to assist at-risk families in Sri Lanka. She collected the donations from her family members and some devotees from Vietnam and the US.

Nguyen ThiToan, the Third Secretary of the Vietnam Embassy in Sri Lanka, Hong of Technical Staff, and Thu, Nga Owner of Vietnam Restaurant in Colombo, also assisted in this charitable project.

Ven. Bhikkhuni An Dieu Xinh distributed dry rations to around a thousand families spending more than Rs 5 million. The families that received dry rations included those  living at  Valukaramaya, Moratuwa, Sri Rathana Pre-School Centre, Aluthwala, Jinarathana Dhamma School,   Shailabimbaramaya, Anuradhapura, Sri Pragna Pradeepa Vidyaayathana, Ambathalawa, Kothmale, Jinendraramaya, Kandapola, Nuwara Eliya, and Beragama Raja Maha Vihara, Beragama.

Apart from the families, the Buddhist and Pali University also received donations from the Bhikkhuni.