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Buddha was born in Nepal : Thousands gather in Tundikhel to make Guinness World Records chanting Dhammapad

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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.

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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.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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