PM Modi, Deuba lay foundation stone of Buddhist Centre in Lumbini
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PM Modi, Deuba lay foundation stone of Buddhist Centre in Lumbini

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May 16, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Monday laid the foundation stone of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture & Heritage in Lumbini.


New Delhi, 16 May 2022

As per news report of The Indian Express, The construction of the Buddhist Centre comes decades after most foreign nations, including US, China, Canada, France, Germany and Thailand, among others, built their centres in Lumbini as an instrument of promoting Buddhist philosophy. It is expected to cost INR 1 billion and take three years to complete. The PM was received by his Nepalese counterpart Monday morning as he arrived in Lumbini, Nepal. After landing, the PM tweeted, “Happy to be among the wonderful people of Nepal on the special occasion of Buddha Purnima. Looking forward to the programmes in Lumbini.” He offered prayers at the Maya Devi temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The visit is focused on bringing soft power to the centrestage of India-Nepal relations while also marking India’s formal presence at the holy site that’s barely 10 km away from the border.

Source -The Indian Express

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