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Tripura: Buddha Jayanti Utsav, Vaishakhi Buddha Purnima celebrations to be held in Agartala

The 2,568th Buddha Jayanti Utsav and Vaishakhi Buddha Purnima will be celebrated at Venuban Buddha Vihara in Kunjaban, Agartala, on May 22-23.

Organized by the Buddha Jayanti Celebration Committee, the two-day event promises to be a significant occasion for the Buddhist community and other attendees.

The festivities will be inaugurated by the chief guest Nallu Indrasena Reddy, the governor of Tripura, who will light the auspicious lamp at 4:30 p.m. on May 22.

Distinguished guests will include Ven Dr Dhammapiya, Founder and Chancellor of Dhamma Dipa International Buddhist University in Sabroom, and Prof Ganga Prasad Prasain, Vice Chancellor of Tripura University.

The inaugural ceremony will be presided over by Ven Khemachara, the Secretary of Venuban Buddha Vihara.

In a press release, Ven Khemachara highlighted the significance of the full moon day of Vaisakhi, marking the Triple Blessed Day commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and Mahaparinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha. He extended an open invitation to all to attend the celebration.

A special feature of the Buddha Jayanti Utsav and Vaishakhi Buddha Purnima Celebration 2024 will be a mega Sit and Draw competition aimed at encouraging children to learn more about the life of Lord Buddha.

The competition will take place on May 22 and will be divided into three age groups: 7 years, 7-10 years, and 10-14 years. Participants will be tasked with drawing portraits of Buddha, focusing on his birth and enlightenment.

This celebration promises to be a vibrant and educational event, fostering a deeper understanding of Buddhist teachings and traditions among attendees, especially the younger generation.

The Venuban Buddha Vihara Committee has meticulously planned the events to ensure a memorable and spiritually enriching experience for all participants and looks forward to welcoming a large number of participants and visitors to celebrate the auspicious occasion.

(With ANI input)

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