Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc – A Loving Mother to Homeless Dog and Cat-People


The Shining World Award pays tribute to Ms. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc from Bình Chánh, Âu Lạc (also known as Vietnam), for the attentive, benevolent care she has been providing to more than a hundred homeless dog- and cat-people with disabilities during the past 7 years. She also lovingly crafts, with her own hands, 70 to 80 wheelchairs every month in order to enhance the health and mobility of these disabled furry friends.

“I’ve loved the animal-people since I was a little child. Growing up, going outdoors and seeing them being abandoned, beaten, or hit by cars and motorcycles, and become disabled, I would love them even more. The handicapped, I love them more than the normal ones.” “What made me the happiest was rescuing a dog-person with all 4 legs disabled. I used physical therapy, and for the first time, the dog-person kid was able to stand on his/her 4 feet without a wheelchair, I shed tears of happiness! I feel that I must try and try harder to rescue such animal-people.”

On hearing of her benevolence and immense love, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Joyfully present the Shining World Compassion Award to Ms. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc, and a grateful small gift of US$10,000 to further her noble work. May the Buddha’s love fill your good heart and bless you and those you care for.”

“Dear Ms. Nguyễn, It is with great admiration and gratitude that we present to you the ‘Shining World Compassion Award’ for benevolently making wheelchairs for disabled animal-people. This Award is presented in recognition of your untiring, unconditional love for animal-people in need, and for your sacrificing commitment exemplifying the preciousness of all life. In Heavens Abundant Blessings and Mercy Supreme Master Ching Hai”

Ms. Nguyễn was moved upon receiving the award and monetary contribution from Supreme Master Ching Hai. She expressed her deep gratitude to Master and wished to convey to our global audience an important message from her heart! “After watching Master’s video clips on YouTube, I vowed to change and become a vegetarian. Since the New Year, I changed completely to being vegetarian. I hope that everyone, our friends all over the world change to being vegetarian like me, and my animal-people friends. I thank you.”
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