Annual puja held at World Peace Stupa

Pokhara, November 5

A 17th Annual puja and felicitation programme was held at the World Peace Stupa in Pokhara today.

Minister for Industry Nabindraraj Joshi inaugurated the annual function at the Stupa.  Minister Joshi said the World Peace Stupa had the potential to attract international tourists from across the globe. “Though the stupa was built for religious purposes, it has now become an attractive tourist destination,” Joshi added.

Joshi asked political parties to follow Buddha’s message of world peace and renounce animosity with each other for the good of the nation and people.

Lumbini Development Trust Vice Chairman recalled that many stupas were built  across the world at the initiative of Japanese monks after World War II. He urged the government to take the responsibility of protecting and managing the stupa. So far, Japanese monks have been managing the stupa.

Meanwhile, the World Peace Stupa Committee honoured several donors for helping control landslip. Minister Joshi gave away felicitation letters to those who had contributed to control landslips.

Stupa Conservation Project Treasurer Shankar Gurung presented the details of fund received for landslide control. Committee Secretary Uttamman Budhhacharya expressed happiness at the Stupa turning into a tourist destination.