PM Modi to attend Buddha Purnima celebrations, will address nation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 06, 2020, 09:55 PM IST


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Indian Prime Minister will address the nation on May 07 on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Buddha Purnima celebrations on Thursday, May 7. In a tweet by PMO, it was revealed that the PM will deliver a keynote address in the morning.


The virtual celebrations are being organised by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).

The event will be attended by all the supreme heads of the Buddhist Sanghas from around the world. Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel and Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju will also be present.

This will be conducted in honour of all the frontline workers and victims of coronavirus.

Prayer ceremonies will be live streamed from the Sacred Garden Lumbini in Nepal, Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya, Mulgandha Kuti Vihara in Sarnath, Parinirvana Stupa in Kushinagar, Pirith Chanting from Ruwanweli Maha Seya in the sacred and historic Anuradhapura stupa premises, Sri Lanka, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, Namo Stupa in Nepal apart from other popular Buddhist sites.