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Prez Bhandari inaugurates Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini

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LUMBINI — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inugurated the main ceremony of 2560th Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, on Saturday.

On the occasion, President Bhandari lit up a light while senior monks associated with Buddhism’s Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana sects recited the sermons of Buddha.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister KP Sharma, who is also the Chairperson of the Budda Jayanti Ceremony, former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Former PM and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, former PMs, cabinet members, ministers, lawmakers and political party leaders.

The Buddha Jayanti Celebrations will be participated by more than 350 senior Buddhist monks from 28 different countries and more than 15,000 Buddhists from home and abroad.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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