Extending best wishes to Buddhist monks and Khmer people, Man expressed his pleasure at the positive changes in the lives of Khmer people, through which the national solidarity bloc has been further strengthened. He stated that this year’s Chol Chnam Thmay Festival coincides with the first year of implementing the resolution of the 13th Party Congress and the year of the elections of the National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure. Man expects that the Khmer people in the southern region and Soc Trang Province will continue to uphold the spirit of solidarity, celebrate a safe and joyous festival, and work hard to build a better life. The official wished a peaceful and happy Chol Chnam Thmay Festival to Buddhist monks and all the Khmer people. … [Read more...] about National Assembly Vice Chair extends Chol Chnam Thmay greetings in Soc Trang
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Most Venerable Tang No, permanent vice president of the association, said it has so far encouraged Khmer Buddhist monks and followers to engage in social activities, and popularised the Party’s policies and guidelines, the State’s laws, and campaigns and movements launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Amid the complicated developments of COVID-19, the association has postponed the traditional New Year’s rituals and informed the Khmer community on pandemic prevention measures, he added Speaking at the visit, Man highlighted Vietnam's initial success in the fight against COVID-19, saying that the achievement is partly contributed by Khmer people nationwide, including those in Soc Trang. He wished the association and Khmer people continue working together to overcome difficulties and implement the nation’s dual goals of pandemic prevention and economic development. He asked them to further participate in the local prevention of natural disasters, drought, and saline intrusion … [Read more...] about Permanent Vice NA Chaiman pays Chol Chnam Thmay visit to Soc Trang
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (second from right) poses and newly-elected State and National Assembly (NA) leaders of Vietnam at the closing ceremony of the 14th NA's 11th session (Photo: VNA) – The US newspaper Washington Times has ran an article assessing that Vietnam has succeeded in completing its key leadership positions. Nguyen Xuan Phuc with significant economic progresses he helped the nation achieve in his previous post as Prime Minister. It also expected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to effectively implement contents set out in documents of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). VNA … [Read more...] about US newspaper highlights Vietnam’s success in completing new leadership
Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The mine action sector in Vietnam is blessed with a strong and genuine partnership between the government and development partners, and the important progress made over the past few years is a clear indicator that it is indeed feasible for it to think big and make ambitious yet realistic strategies and plans to reach the finish line. In an exclusive writing to the Vietnam News Agency ahead of the upcoming Vietnamese-led United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ) open debate on April 8 titled “ Mine action and sustaining peace: Stronger partnerships for better deliver ”, United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen also made it clear that the strong sector coordination and collaboration are a “key driving force” to reach the milestones required to make Vietnam impact free by 2030. “To the extent possible, the international community should commit … [Read more...] about Mine action in Vietnam making progress: UNDP country chief
Source: Wikimedia Commons | Nobu Tamura People have long pondered what consciousness actually is. Consciousness seems very different from other biological functions—like some sort of nonmaterial essence within our heads. Thoughts and feelings seem ethereal, untethered from anything physical. Self-awareness seems like a phenomenon utterly divorced from anything that could possibly be produced by cells comprised of physical particles. People used to think of life itself that way too, and many still do. But biologists solved the enigma of what makes things alive mid-way through the twentieth century, the foundations of that understanding having been built over the preceding century. Before that, living things were believed to possess some sort of animating essence that accounted for their difference from inanimate matter. People could not imagine how the same material particles that comprise inanimate matter could be arranged in such a way as to make something alive , without … [Read more...] about What Actually Is Consciousness, and How Did It Evolve?