New Delhi, May 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal. On May 16 on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. To participate in several events, including the ground breaking ceremony. For the construction of a Centre for Buddhist culture and heritage. The visit, at the invitation of the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, will be Prime Minister Modi’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014. At Lumbini, Prime Minister will visit the sacred Mayadevi temple to offer prayers. He will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event organized.
By the Lumbini Development Trust under the aegis of the Government of Nepal. Separately, Prime Minister 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. Prime Minister Modi’s visit continues the tradition of regular high level exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of our Neighborhood First policy. It underscores the shared civilizational heritage of the people of both countries, an official statement said today.