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Expressing gratitude to teachers in the Hung King Dynasty

Monday, 2017-11-20 20:21:55
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PTO – According to the legend, in the reign of the 18th Hung King, a teacher named Vu The Lang – a native of Mo Trach, Hai Duong and his wife Nguyen Thi Thuc – a native of Dong Ngan, Kinh Bac, came to Van Lang capital for teaching. They taught the two princesses of Hung Due King, Tien Dung and Ngoc Hoa.

To express gratitude to teacher Vu The Lang and his wife, a temple was built to worship them. On the occasion of Vietnam Teachers' Day on November 20th, teachers and students of Vu The Lang High School held many activities to express their gratitude to the first teacher of the Vietnamese people in the legend.

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Thien Co Temple, which is located in the historical relics of communal houses – temples – royal tombs (graves) in Huong Lan village, Trung Vuong Commune, Viet Tri City, was recognized by the provincial People's Committee as a historical and cultural monument in 1999. This is to worship teacher Vu The Lang and his wife.

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Such evidences as ordinations, jade annals, statues of the teacher and the two students: Tien Dung - Ngoc Hoa followed by two maidservants... have always been preserved by the local government and the temple keepers.

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Every year, the temple welcomes many visitors who come for sightseeing and showing their gratitude, especially students. The teachers and students of Vu The Lang High School also regularly organize cleanup, care and sanitation of the temple, reflecting the principle of "being grateful to benefactors".

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Always proud and honored to study at this school, teachers and students of Vu The Lang High School give worship offerings at Thien Ma Temple every New Year Holidays, the first and the fifteenth of every lunar month

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…or before exams to show their respect and gratitude, and also to wish for good achievements in learning.

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The students of Vu The Lang High School eagerly explore the historical tradition of the temple.

 

Tu Anh - Duc Hoang

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