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Prez for assimilating Buddha’s teachings
Mar 22, 2017-
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for assimilating the ideologies of peace, non-violence, compassion, goodwill and friendship propounded and promoted by Gautam Buddha to establish a violence-free society.
Concluding the 45th Lama guru (Lama teacher) study tour organised by the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Management Committee, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development at the President’s Office on Tuesday, Bhandari said, “There will be support in maintaining peace in the society and ending violence if every human being moves ahead by assimilating Buddha’s teachings.”
The President also stressed the need for further promoting the ideologies of Buddha.
The government is protecting and promoting diversities of multilingual, multi-cultural and multi-caste nation, said the President, urging the government to come up with new programmes for the same.
She also pledged to take initiative to increase the budget for the committee to establish a central monastery.
Bhupendra Prasad Poudel, secretary at the Office of President, said the visit of the Lama gurus was successful.
Committee executive director Narendra Gurung spoke on the need of additional budget to establish a central monastery and implement committee programmes.
Around 2,300 Buddhist temples in the country are registered with the committee. The April earthquake in 2015 inflicted damage to 1,318 of them. Reconstruction of quake-damaged Buddhist monasteries has not commenced yet due to budget constraints.
Published: 22-03-2017 08:16