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Buddha Jayanti celebrations tomorrow

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apri7 (UNI) Maha Bodhi Society of India has joined hands with Indian Cultural Study Association, Japan, to celebrate the 2550th Buddha Jayanti here tomorrow.

Minister for Urban Development Jaipal Reddy will inaugurate the function while Minister of state for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni will be the chief guest.

Academic session on "Paths to peace" has been organised on the same day. Delhi Lt Governor B L Joshi, HH 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, Kalyanmitra Vipassanacharya, Dr Satya Narayan Goenka, Prof Samdhong Rinpoche and Dr DS Uchida will be participating in a day-long session, according to a release here.

Buddha Jayanti is a triple festival celebrating birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha.

Celebrations for the second day will be be inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at Buddha Jayanti Smarak Park. The day will be marked by lotus flower show and divine songs rendered by I P Baba party and Himalayan cultural group, the release added.


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