Lumbini is a Pride of the Nation :President Bhandari

Posted on: June 11, 2016 | views: 236

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has emphasized on the need to preserve and promote the sacred sites around the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and develop Lumbini as a town of peace internationally.

Speaking at a programme organized today at the Sulakchan Kirti Bihar in Chovar to extend best wishes to Chief of the Bihar Dr Anoja Guruma, who was recently honoured with the 'Mahasadhamma Jyotikdwaj Award 2016' by the government of Myanmar, President Bhandari said it is a matter of pride and happiness that Lumbini remains as a sacred pilgrimage for Buddhists around the world and also for those who believe in peace, non-violence, fraternity, tolerance and compassion.

First Nepali Buddhist nun to attain a PhD in Buddhist philosophy, Dr Anoja was honoured with the award by the government of Myanmar for her extensive research and publicity of Buddhist religion.

On the occasion, the President expressed the belief that the followers of the Buddhist religion could spread Buddha's knowledge and message to make human life disciplined, happy and prosperous and help the society towards attaining permanent peace.