Message on the occasion of the 2565th Buddha Jayanti
On the occasion of the 2565th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the propounder of Buddhist philosophy, the pride of the nation and the pioneer of the world peace, I would like to express my heartfelt best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepali Buddhist brothers and sisters practicing peace and non-violence at home and abroad.
As the three coincidences -the birth, the enlightenment and the death- of Gautam Buddha fall on the full moon day in May (Purnima of Baishakh Shukla Paksha), the Buddhists all over the world celebrate the day as auspicious one to express their devotion to Gautam Buddha.
It is a matter of pride for all of us that Nepal is the birthplace of the great Gautam Buddha, who is highly revered as the light of peace by the world. Buddha Jayanti should be taken as an opportunity to vow to move forward on the path of progress by taking inspiration from our ancient civilization and rich history. I believe that if we can imbibe the teachings and guidelines of the apostle of peace, Gautam Buddha, we will be able to consolidate our national unity and help promote world peace by enhancing the spirit of mutual goodwill, tolerance and brotherhood among cultural and social diversity.
The government of Nepal has issued prohibitory orders in different cities and districts to control the rising infection rate of the universal pandemic COVID-19. Therefore, I would like to appeal to all to celebrate Buddha Jayanti safely by following to the standards of public health and the rules of prohibitory orders issued by the government.
Finally, hoping that the world will get rid of the COVID-19 pandemic soon, I wish that may this occasion of Buddha Jaayanti inspire all of us to further strengthen our national unity
Wednesday May 26, 2021