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Buddha Purnima celebrated at CM House with zeal

30 May 2017
Buddha Purnima celebrated at CM House with zeal

Moving the tradition of Sarvadharma Samabhava (all religions are equal) the 2561st Jayanti Mahotsav of Bhagwan Buddha was celebrated on May 30 at the CM House. Boudha Bhikshus read Buddha Vani for peace and prosperity of Madhya Pradesh.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that only the Buddha Vani can lead to the path of world peace. He said that their Arya Satya and Ashtang Marg is the key to the welfare of human society. He said that this is a wonderful darshan which the entire world needs. He said that the initiative has been taken to take Boudha Darshan to the common man through Sanchi Bouddha Vishwavidyalaya. He said that Buddha is not just the light of Asia, he is the light of the world.

Gyai Dilip Singh, Father Anand Muttungal, Boudha Bhikshu, Bhante Shakhya Putra Sagar, Bheekkhu Sangh, Mahabodhi Society Sri Lanka representative Bhikshuks were present on the occasion.

The programme began with the Trisharan Buddha Vandana. Mesmerizing cultural performances based on Bhagwan Buddha’s life and darshan were given. As a token of respect, CM Chouhan announced a gift of Rs 11,000 to each performer. He also offered chivardan to the bhikshuks. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh welcomed the religious leaders.

Shri Chandraratna Thero of Sri Lanka Kendra Sanchi said that people who create differences in human beings make both the society and the country weak. MLA Shri Rajendra Meshram said that the Chief Minister has taken an initiative to honour all religions. He has undertaken the work of bringing about a permanent change in Madhya Pradesh with everyone’s support. MLA Shri Chaitram Manekar said that Chief Minister Chouhan has made welfare schemes on the basis of Bhagwan Buddha’s teachings and Dr.Ambedkar’s thoughts.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lalsingh Arya, Tribal Commission and Backward Class Commission Chairman and office-bearers and Bouddha worshippers in a large number.