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05/17/2017 04:51
UN International Vesak Day celebrations conclude in Kandy

The UN International Vesak Day celebrations held on a grand scale in Sri Lanka ended yesterday with a special exposition of the Sacred Tooth Relic for the world leaders and delegates at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

The closing ceremony of the UN International Vesak Day celebrations was held under the blessings and guidance of the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari, world leaders and delegations from 72 countries.

The UN Vesak Day Committee endorsed 10 resolutions after two days of deliberations declared by Justice and Buddhasasana Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe at the closing ceremony.

Among the resolutions is the establishment of an organisation for Buddhists living around the World to achieve values and ideals of the Buddhist teachings, creating a methodology for organising Buddhists across the World under one organization to counter modern day challenges and problems, taking action to stop people from becoming victims of materialism over spiritualism, prevention of manufacturing and distribution of weapons threatening human existence and working in cooperation with the international organisations set up for same purpose, work in collaboration with the states and international organisations involved in protecting environment, saving the younger generation by keeping them away from drugs and working to promote social harmony and fostering inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence among various peoples. 

Source: dailynews.lk

UN International Vesak Day celebrations conclude in KandyThe closing ceremony of the UN International Vesak Day celebrations was held under the blessings and guidance of the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, President
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