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PM Modi attends International Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka

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Fri May 12 2017, 12:06 pm
  • PM Narendra Modi participated in the International Vesak Day celebrations in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the biggest festival of Buddhists. Vesak Day or Buddha Day is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. At the International Vesak Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on “Buddhist Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace”. (Twitter/PMO)

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    I bring with me the greetings of 1.25 billion people from the land of the Samyaksambuddha, the perfectly self awakened one, says PM Modi in Sri Lanka. (Twitter/PMO)

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    PM Narendra Modi said Lord Buddha’s message is as relevant in the 21st century as it was two and a half millennia ago. (Twitter/PMO)

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    "Proud to host Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo. I want to thank Prime Minister Modi for being the chief guest during the celebrations," Wickremesinghe said. (Twitter/PMO)

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    "Teachings of Buddhism are relevant in today's world. Buddhism shows a moderate path and need to consolidate social justice," he said. (PMO/Twitter)

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    Speaking as the chief guest at the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, the prime minister said that the themes of social justice and sustainable world peace, chosen for the Vesak day, resonate deeply with Buddha's teachings. (Twitter/PMO)

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    The prime minister lit a lamp - a traditional practice -initiating the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. (Twitter/Gopal Baglay‏)

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