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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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