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Buddha's Teaching Reflected in UN Charter

May 29, 2008

Gorkhapatra (Nepal)
May 24, 2008

Kathmandu, May 24 -- Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has said
that the message of Lord Buddha has also been reflected in the sprit
of the UN charter.

He made this remark in a message given on the occasion of Besak
festival observed in New York, the UN Headquarters on the Buddha Purnima day.

In the message read out by Nepal's Permanent Representative to UN,
Madhuraman Acharya, PM Koirala lauded the support of the Lumbini
Development International Committee in developing Buddha's birthplace
as the city of world peace as per the Lumbini development master plan.

The committee is represented by countries with Buddhist population.

This year the Besak observed in UN headquarters New York each year
was coordinated by Nepal.

Acharya initiated the programme by lighting a lamp at the Buddha's
statue decorated in the stage.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's representative and Under-Secretary
General at the UN Information Department Kiyotaka Akasaka also read
out the message from UN Secretary General.

Permanent representatives of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India,
Japan, Laos, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka as well as representatives of
Myanmar Thailand and Vietnam also lighted lamps.

Artists of Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Bangladesh
presented their cultural programmes.

Sherpa and Tamang community people of Nepal in New York also actively
participated in the programme.

In the tea party at the end of the programme, food items from Nepal
and various other countries were served.
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