A two day International Buddhist conference has begun in Nepal to celebrate the 2,560th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Around 1,200 delegates and observers from 28 countries around the world are attending the conference. The theme of the conference is “Lumbini, Nepal: the birth place of Lord Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism and world peace”.
The conference is inaugurated by the Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. The main objective of organizing the event is to highlight Lumbini as birth place of Lord Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism, in the international arena, to establish Lumbini as the centre for interfaith and peace dialogue as well as developing Nepal as the fountain for world peace.
A special programme will be held on the 2,560th anniversary of Lord Buddha in Lumbini coinciding with Buddha Jayanti on 21st of May and President Bidya Devi Bhandari will be the chief guest on the occasion. During the event, the president will also announce the winner of ‘Lord Buddha Peace Prize’ worth USD 50,000.
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Courtesy : Business Standard