Sat. Oct 1st, 2022
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LUMBINI, NEPAL: In his statement at the Buddha Jayanti celebration in Lumbini, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that India-Nepal ties are as strong as the Himalayas. He further stated that the growing relationship between India and Nepal will help all of mankind in the current world crisis.

After laying the foundation stone for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini, Prime Minister Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba conducted bilateral meetings. Arindam Bagchi, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of External Affairs, described it as a “opportunity to expand current collaboration and establish new areas in our diverse alliance.”

PM Modi has already offered prayers at the Maya Devi shrine. “I am privileged to have worshipped at the Maya Devi Temple on Buddha Purnima,” Modi tweeted, sharing photos from the visit. As he arrived at Lumbini on Monday morning, the PM was greeted by his Nepalese colleague.

The Buddhist Centre was erected decades after most other countries, including the United States, China, Canada, France, Germany, and Thailand, established centres in Lumbini to promote Buddhist thought. It will cost one billion rupees and take three years to finish.

By adele rose

Adele Rose is the senior editor and employee of WGBS Pvt Ltd Digital wing.

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