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  • PM inaugurates International ‘Buddha Poornima Diwas’ celebration

    Published on May 4, 2015

    BuddhaPrime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the international ‘Buddha Poornima Diwas’ celebration on Monday where a special prayer was offered to express solidarity with the people of quake-hit Nepal, the birth place of Lord Budha.

    Earlier, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, the only Buddhist minister in the Modi government, said the government function is being organised considering the fact that India is the birth place of Buddhism and the whole world looks to the country as the spiritual centre of the religion.

    The minister expressed hope that with the celebration of this festival, the flow of religious tourism will increase to India.

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