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President presents peace lamp to Buddhist monk

The Himalaya Times, Apr 19, 2013

"The peace lamp would hopefully help allay the magnitude of conflict surfaced between North Korea and South Korea"

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has presented a perennial holy peace lamp (Akhanda Dip) to South Korean Buddhist monk on Friday.

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President Dr Ram Baran Yadav

President Dr Yadav handed over the lamp to Buddhist religious preacher Hejen of Dosunsa Monastery based in South Korea at the Presidential House in Sheetal Niwas.

A 80-member delegation of Buddhist monks headed by Hejen had arrived in Nepal from the monastery on the management of Nepal South Korea Lumbini Peace Lamp Expedition Citizen Main Function Committee.

The committee had brought the peace lamp to Kathmandu from Lumbini on Thursday. The lamp festival is set to take place in Korea to mark the Buddha Jayanti by illuminating lamps taken from Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha.

On the occasion, the President has expressed his hope that the lamp to be taken to Korea from Lumbini would impart a positive message to maintain human welfare and peace in the global context, said the committee coordinator Kapil Lama.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha also expressed their view at the programme.

The peace lamp would hopefully help allay the magnitude of conflict surfaced between North Korea and South Korea, said Buddhist preacher Hejen.



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