Last rites performed

Kathmandu, October 7 :

Funeral procession of Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Buddhist Women Ratnamanjari Guruma concluded today at Swoyambhu as per Buddhists practices, three days after her demise. Guruma was 88-year-old and Senior Acharya of Bipashyana Meditation. Before funeral procession, Speaker Subas Nembang, Deputy Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, CPN-UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali Congress Vice-President Sushil Koirala, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Pradip Kumar Gyawali, Minister of State for Information and Communications Dilendra Prasad Badu, former ministers and high ranking officials paid tribute to her. Prior to this, her dead body was carried to the various places of the capital. Guruma, who was born in Dhankuta and spent childhood in Bhojpur, had received knowledge on Buddhism from Burma. She had provided remarkable contribution for dissemination of Buddhism in Nepal till the end of her life.