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  • Peace Walk organised to mark Buddha Jayanti in Islamabad

    Kathmandu, May 1: The Embassy of Nepal organized a programme, ‘Peace Walk 2018’, on Monday in Islamabad to mark the 2562nd birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.
    At a gathering following the event, Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Sewa Lamsal Adhikari shed light on the life and teachings of Gautam Buddha. She said that this kind of commemorative ceremony to mark this important day reminds everyone to adhere to Gautam Buddha’s teachings and philosophy, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of Nepal in Islamabad.
    Ambassador Lamsal also said that the teachings of Gautam Buddha have transcended the political boundaries and geographical barriers, while noting that the incredible Gandhara heritages in Pakistan, cultural heritage sites and relics are the testimonials of cultural connection between Nepal and Pakistan. The ambassador further added that the Embassy had organised the event with the active participation of the local general public to cherish the bond of this historic connection as well as to spread the message of peace, harmony, and tolerance.
    The Ambassador also spoke about the two-day International Buddhist Conference that concluded in Lumbini, Nepal on Sunday with the adoption of a 10-point Lumbini Declaration. Lumbini of Nepal is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and one of the world heritage sites in Nepal.
    Chief Guest at the programme, Mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation Sheikh Ansar Aziz highlighted the importance of the teachings of Gautam Buddha. He also expressed his readiness to extend needful cooperation to the Embassy in organising this kind of programme with far-reaching meaning.
    Islamabad-based Ambassadors/High Commissioners and other diplomats, representatives of the International and regional organisations, officials representing various Government and local authorities in Islamabad, media persons, Nepali community members and Pakistani people of different walks of life attended the event.
    The peace walk was held at the Fatima Jinnah Park, the biggest park in Islamabad.

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