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Buddha Purnima 2017 in India: Date, significance and celebration of Gautama Buddha’s birth anniversary

India.com, May 8, 2017

Here is all you should know about Buddha Purnima 2017 date, significance and celebration in India.
New Delhi, India
-- Buddha Purnima 2017 is just round the corner. India, being the land of the origin of Buddhism, holds Buddha Purnima as an extremely significant day.

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‘Buddhism relevant in today’s era’

by Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, March 19, 2017

Patna, India -- At Nalanda conclave, President Mukherjee says no part of the world is free from scourge of violence

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Pakistan to organise Buddhist conference

The Nation, March 2, 2017

Rawalpindi, Pakistan -- Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to organise a Buddhist conference with an aim to promote tourism in the country.

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Mahakaruna Day Celebration, Nagpur

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 14, 2017

Nagpur, India -- The 4th Mahakaruna Diwas of this year was held in the beautiful city of Nagpur with more than 5000 Buddhists participants. Various cultural programmes and lectures was organized at the historical Deekshabhoomi to celebrate Mahakaruna Diwas on 11th February, 2017.

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The National Buddhist Intellectual Council appreciates the President’s service to strengthen piriven education

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, 31 January 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The National Buddhist Intellectual Council appreciates the President Maithipala Sirisena’s service to strengthen piriven education.

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Early Buddhist monastery awaits govt attention

By Shehzad Khan, The Express Tribune, January 21, 2017

SWAT, Pakistan -- An ancient double-domed structure still stands tall near Mingora after having survived the cruel ravages of time, vandalism and official neglect.

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Sri Lanka: So you want to take out ‘Buddhism’?

by Malinda Seneviratne, The Daily Mirror, Jan 19, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The ‘enlightened’ people entrusted with the grave task of recommending changes to the constitution have sought to turn Sri Lanka into an official secular state. Although the Final Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) doesn’t mention it, this particular recommendation clearly seeks to do away with Article 9 of the Constitution. 

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The Buddhist connection of Hajo in Assam

by S Balakrishnan, The Sangai Express, Jan 5, 2017

Assam, India -- Hajo, 24 kms from Guwahati in Assam, a quite little spot, is said to have connection with Buddhism.

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Sri Lankan President meets Malaysian King, visits Buddhist Temple

ColomboPage News Desk, Dec 17, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a three-day visit to Malaysia from Thursday, met with the King of Malaysia Sultan Muhammad V on Friday.

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Kathin Chibar Dan: Robe offering festival to preserve Buddhist tradition in Chitagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

The Daily Star, Nov 10, 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Kathin Chibar (robe) Dan, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist people in Chitagong Hill Tracts (CHT), started yesterday at Rajban Bihar of the Chakma king in the town with great enthusiasm and festivity.

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