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PM Modi To Visit Nepal On 16 May; Will Participate In Buddha Jayanti Program

According to the schedule, PM Modi will go to Buddha's birthplace, where he will take part in the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Center for Buddhist Culture and Heritage, along with addressing the program organised on Buddha Jayanti

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. This visit will strengthen the age-old socio-cultural ties between the two countries. 

PM Modi will participate in the program of Buddha Jayanti organised by Lumbini Development Trust. Nepal's Foreign Ministry said this by issuing a statement on Thursday. Earlier, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had reached Delhi last month on his first bilateral foreign visit. The purpose of the visit was to give a new impetus to bilateral relations. During this, Deuba held talks with Modi on many important issues including the issue related to the border.

Modi will participate in many programs during his visit to Nepal. According to the schedule, PM Modi will go to Buddha's birthplace, where he will take part in the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Center for Buddhist Culture and Heritage, along with addressing the program organised on Buddha Jayanti. At the same time, PM Modi will also visit the Mayadevi temple.

According to the World Economic Forum's Geo Strategy Platform, there are fewer followers of Buddhism in India, but all the legacy of Buddha is present in India. PM Modi always gave importance to Buddha from his statements to foreign trips. He always mentioned these shared cultural roots in his speeches in countries under the influence of Buddhism, including Sri Lanka, China, etc. Whenever possible while traveling in these countries, they always reserve a day to visit Buddhist temples.