KATHMANDU — Around 75 thousand people gathered at Tundikhel in Kathmandu on Saturday to recite the messages of Lord Gautam Buddha, known as Dhhamapad, to set a new Guinness World Records.
The messages of Lord Buddha was recited by people from all walks of life and from across the country.
Although the exact number of the participants is not established yet and the number is yet to be confirmed officially by Guinness World Records, the organizer and the participants have a claim that more than 75,000 people would have attended in the record breaking function.
World Record Holder Council Nepal had organized the program to leave the message that lord Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal.
The World Record Council said that the mass prayer ceremony was held to publicize Nepal as the land of Buddha and to set the record in Guinness Book in Nepal’s name.
“The program is being organised for nation and nationality and to spread Buddha’s message across the world,” the organizer said to the media.
Various political leaders including Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli, Maoist Center Chair Puspa Kamal Dahal, Defence Minister, Ishwor Pokharel, Artists Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Liutel and many others were also attended the program.
Addressing the ceremony, PM Oli said that the mass prayer will promote the peace and harmony in the nation and in the world.
It is said that the program has smashed the record of India. India’s Art of Living Foundation had set the world record by reciting a poem by 46, 660 people simultaneously.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.