‘No debate over Buddha’s birthplace’

Bhairahawa, April 30

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that since there were clear evidences corroborating his birth in Nepal it was not necessary to deliberate and debate over Gautam Buddha’s birthplace.

Speaking at a ceremony organised to mark the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day in Lumbini, Oli urged foreigners, who were confused about Buddha’s birthplace, to visit Nepal, understand the facts and be clear on the issue of Buddha’s birth.

Oli said his government would try to dispel the confusion and rumour about Budhha’s birthplace in a foreign country through diplomatic channels.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had inaugurated the ceremony to mark Buddha Jayanti. Bhandari did not voice her remarks.

Prime Minister Oli participated in the peace rally with commoners for around 10 minutes.

Representatives from as many as 23 countries including Japan, India, Britain, Korea, Thailand, who came to participate in the International Buddhist Conference, had taken part in the ceremony.