Nepali Embassy in Beijing celebrates Buddha Jayanti

11th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 10:  Nepali Embassy in Beijing organised a programme to observe the 2561st Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day 2074.

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On the occasion, Ambassador Leela Mani Poudyal informed that a grand ceremony was being organised in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. He highlighted that the celebration of Buddha Jayanti is a great occasion to reflect on us and draw inspiration from the profound teachings of Lord Buddha about eight paths of life.

He said that the universal message of Buddha for peace and humanity to all the creatures on earth is being more relevant today than ever, according to a press release issued by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

The Ambassador further said that the Buddhism in one of the bridges which linked Nepal and China since time immemorial, adding that both the countries now are enjoying excellent state of relations linked by culture since ancient times.

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He also called upon all the Buddhism believers from China to visit Lumbini, the holiest of the holies, the birthplace of Lord Buddha at least once in their life time.

Similarly, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, Yan Jue, said, "At this great moment, let us remind of noble teaching of Lord Buddha for compassion and wisdom and harmony as well as peace, and work for construction of world with enduring peace and common development. Let us pray for compassionate light by Lord Buddha to bless people among our two countries in close neighbourhood and evergreen friendship, to bless world peace and people's happiness."

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He further said that Sino-Nepal friendship enjoys long stream and deep roots and Buddhist communities among two countries have friendly exchanges and close connections, stated a press release.

The programme was followed by the prayer programme where monks prayed at the statute of Buddha in Peaceful Meditative Posture established on the embassy premises. The programme was attended by monks, diplomatic communities including Ambassadors from Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, representatives from different organisations related to culture, journalists, Nepali Community in China and the embassy families.