‘End Buddha birthplace debates’

Kathmandu

May 1, 2018-Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said there is no doubt about Nepal being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and urged everyone not to debate this topic.

Inaugurating the 2,562nd Buddha Jayanti ceremony in Lumbini today, Oli said discussions on Buddha’s birthplace should not be happen repeatedly.

“Let us end this debate about Buddha’s birth place,” Oli urged foreigners taking part in the ceremony. “If textbooks have any dilemma about his birth place, it should be rectified,” he added.

Oli said the government would take diplomatic initiatives to correct Buddha’s birthplace. Oli said it has been already proved that Buddha was born in Nepal and his philosophies were propounded in Nepal. He said that work will be done to develop areas including Tilaurakot, Devdaha and Ramgram after conducting necessary studies. (PR)

Published: 01-05-2018 06:05

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