Siddharthnagar, June 26: Lumbini Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel has said that Lumbini is being established as a world village for Buddhist philosophy.
After the pooja at the Mayadevi temple in Lumbini on the occasion of Baisakh Purni and the 2565th Buddha Jayanti, Chief Minister Pokharel said that Buddha philosophy, culture and way of life are being developed. He said, “Buddhism is being established from the point of view of knowledge as a philosophy, as a culture and as a way of life. ”
Chief Minister Pokharel also said that Lumbini was a top priority of the federal and state governments. “Lumbini is a top priority of the Government of Nepal,” he said. The necessary budget has been managed to complete the work as per the master plan. ”
Chief Minister Pokharel also said that a meeting hall and meditation center for 5,000 people was being built in Lumbini at the behest of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. He said, “Multi-year resources have been ensured to complete the work as per the master plan of Professor Kenzo Tange.” We will continue to work for the sanctity of this place in a more comprehensive and systematic manner and will carry forward the work of greater Lumbini development in a planned manner. ”
Bhikkhu Metteya, vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Fund, said it was important for the state to commemorate the rare day on which Buddha was born under a tree, learned Buddhism under a tree and attained Mahaparinirvana under a tree.
The monks were felicitated on behalf of the Lumbini Development Fund at a function held at the temple premises with the chanting of mantras by the gurus of Bihar and Gumba. Member Secretary Sanuraja Shakya conveyed the message given by Prime Minister Oli and Chairman of the Fund and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal on the occasion.
After the program, various species of fruit saplings were planted in the Gautam Buddha Fruit Garden.