South Asia

‘Buddhist monks acknowledge Pakistani support’

The Nation, May 23, 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan -- Pakistan is a real friend of Sri Lanka who always stood with it in conflicts, natural calamities which the entire Sri Lankan nation acknowledges.

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Buddha Purnima 2017: Know all about Vesak, significance and history

News Nation Bureau, May 9, 2017

New Delhi, India -- The reason why Buddha Purnima is also known as Vesak because it is celebrated in the "Baisakh" or the "Vaisakha" month.

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This Vesak celebration will be like no other

By Rajitha Weerakoon, Sunday Times, May 7, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- As Sri Lanka prepares to host the UN Day of Vesak, Ven. Daranagama Kusala Dhamma Thera recalls the efforts of late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar to make this day a reality and the events planned

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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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