75,000 assembling at Tundikhel to recite 'Buddha was born in Nepal'

KATHMANDU: Around 75,000 people will be gathering at Tundikhel to recite ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’ on Sunday.

World Record Holders' Council Nepal, which is organising the event, shared this information at a press meet in the Capital today.

“The event will be a historic one in terms of the number of people coming together to recite the message that Buddha was born in Nepal,” said Council Vice Chair Akkal Bahadur Tamang.

The programme will commence with the slogan ‘Lumbini is the birth place of Gautam Buddha and the place of origin of Buddhism’.

People taking part in the programme can enter Tundikhel from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The recitation might be held for around 10 minutes.

Re-organisation from the Guinness Book of World Records will be sought for the event aimed at sending out the truthful and crucial message that Nepal is where Buddha was born.

As many as 75,000 passes have already been distributed, which must be shown while entering Tundikhel to participate in the programme.

National level artists are scheduled to carry out their performances. Some 3,000 volunteers and 1,500 security persons shall be mobilised to manage the event.