KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed her best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of the 2566th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the propounder of Buddhist philosophy and the pioneer of the world peace.
In her message, President Bhandari has said it is a matter of pride for all of us that Nepal is the birthplace of the great Gautam Buddha.
President Bhandari expressed confidence that if we can imbibe the teachings and guidelines of the apostle of peace, Gautam Buddha, we will be able to consolidate our national unity and help promote world peace by enhancing the spirit of mutual goodwill, tolerance and brotherhood among cultural and social diversity.
President Bhandari has also stated that the concerned side should pay heed for the appropriate development and conservation of cultural and archeological sites related to Buddhist religion spread across the country.
Meanwhile, President Bhandari has given a message of best wishes to all Nepalis for building a prosperous, equitable, civilized and cultured society on the occasion of Ubhauli Festival of Kirant community.