President calls for assimilating Buddha’s teachings to establish violence-free society

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on human beings to assimilate the ideologies of peace, non-violence, compassion, goodwill and friendship propounded and promoted by Gautam Budhha.

Concluding the 45th Lama guru (Lama teacher) study tour organised by the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Management Committee, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development at the President’s Office, Shital Niwas today, the Head-of-the-State said, ” There will be support in maintaining peace in the society and ending violence if every human being moved ahead by assimilating these ideal citations in life.”

The President stressed the need of further promoting ideologies and teachings of the Budhha.The government is protecting and promoting diversities of multilingual, multi-cultural and multi-caste nation, the President said, urging the government to come with new programmes in this area in the future.

The President pledged to take initiation to increase the Committee budget to establish a central monastery.

On the occasion, the President handed certifications to the participants of the study visit.

Secretary at the Office of President Bhupendra Prasad Poudel said the visit of the Lama gurus was successful.

Committee executive director Narendra Gurung spoke of the need of additional budget to establish a central monastery and implement committee programmes.

The study visit of Lama gurus aimed at studying about Buddhist religion and ideologies is in the annual calendar of the Committee.

Lama gurus from over 30 districts had been in monasteries of Nepal and including of Darjeeling, Gangtok and Sikkim in course of the nine-day study visit.

The practice is that the President will conclude the visit.

Around 2,300 Buddhist temples in the country are registered with the Committee. The April earthquake in 2015 inflicted damages to 1,318 of them. Reconstruction of quake-damaged Buddhist monasteries has not commenced yet due to budgetary constraints, it is said.

Published On: Time : 8:09:17

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