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International Buddha Poornima Diwas 2016

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International Buddha Poornima diwas 2016 is being celebrated on 21.05.16 to commemorate the Buddha Birthday on the auspicious full moon day of the Monday.

Blessed day of Buddha:International Buddha Poornima Diwas 2016

  • Birth
  • Sambodhiprapti
  • Mahaparinirvana

Chief Guest:  Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs


  1. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation
  2. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs
  3. Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State for Human Resources Development


  1. Ven Lama Lobzang, Secretary General International Buddhist Confederation
  2. N.K. Sinha, Secretary, M/o Culture

Vesak Samman Prashasti Patra-2016


  1. Excellent contribution to the support, development and promotion of Indian Arts and Culture
  2. Promotion and distribution of Buddhist Studies


  • Ramesh Chandra Tiwari
  • Professor Geshe Ngawang Samten
  • Dharmachari Lokamitra
  • Bhadanta Galgedar Prajnanada Mahasthavir

Speeches by Rajnath Singh

  • Buddha Poornima is being celebrated for Thrice time blessed and all fell on the day of Vaisakhi Poornima
  • Ambedkar enacted Buddhism and he was influenced with the sacred teachings of Buddha

Recognized by UN

UN day of Vesak Celebration is being celebrated globally of the UN International Organising Committee

About Buddha Purnima

  • Thrice-sacred day – Buddha’s birth, Sambodhiprapti and Mahaparinirvana
  • India is the land of the origin of Buddha

Four Holiest Buddhist Sites

Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar – India

Lumbini – Nepal

  • He attained sambodhiprapti in Bodhgaya in Bihar and Mahaparinirvanain Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh