New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Lumbini in Nepal on May 16 to mark the occasion of Buddha Purnima at the invitation of the Nepal Prime Minister, Bahadur Deuba.
This will be Prime Minister’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.
At Lumbini, Prime Minister will visit the sacred Mayadevi temple to offer prayers. Prime Minister will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event.
PM Modi will participate in the “Shilanyas” ceremony for the construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage, in a plot belonging to the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), New Delhi within the Lumbini Monastic Zone.
Both Prime Ministers will hold a bilateral meeting.