Modi to inaugurate ‘Buddha Jayanti 2018' celebrations at IGI stadium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 'Buddha Jayanti 2018' celebrations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, later on, Monday.
Modi had in 2015 announced that Buddha Jayanti Day would be commemorated and celebrated as an annual event by the nation.
Accordingly, an organising committee was set up to oversee the celebrations under the chairpersonship of Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma with Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju as co-chairperson.
Ven Dr Dhammapiya, secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global umbrella Buddhist body headquartered in New Delhi, is the convener of the organising committee in India.