Indian PM Narendra Modi arriving Lumbini today

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Lumbini in Nepal on Monday (May 16) at the invitation of Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba. On arrival, PM Modi will visit Mayadevi Temple and attend a special prayer. He will be accompanied by PM Deuba. PM Modi will also be lighting a butter lamp in front of the Ashokan Pillar, and water the Bodhi tree, gifted by PM Modi during his 2014 visit.

PM Modi will perform Bhoomi Poojan and lay the foundation stone of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture & Heritage, being built at the initiative of the International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi.

A bilateral meeting between the two leaders is also scheduled to undertake a comprehensive review of recent agreements. Some MoUs on cooperation in cultural and educational sectors are expected to be exchanged between the two countries after the bilateral meeting.

PM Deuba will host a lunch in honour of PM Modi and his delegation. Prime Minister Modi will also attend the 2566th Buddha Jayanti Celebration and address a large gathering of people from Nepal and India, including Buddhist scholars and monks.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday May 16, 2022, 09:35:52 AM |

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