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October 20, 2021

H.E. Ling Rinpoche Celebrates the Auspicious Occasion of Ashwin Poornima

H.E. Ling Rinpoche participated in a celebration for the auspicious occasion of Ashwin Poornima (Buddha’s descent from Tushita Heaven) on October 20, 2021, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, UP Government and the International Buddhist Confederation.

The Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and many other dignitaries from around the world were in attendance. Rinpoche participated in the celebration and inauguration of the new international airport at Kushinagar in the presence of Honorable Prime Minister Modi.

During the celebration, the Honorable Prime Minister Modi offered robes to H.E. Ling Rinpoche, and Rinpoche offered a blessed khata to the Honorable Prime Minister.

The Honorable Prime Minister Modi offered prayers to the Sacred Buddha Relic brought from Sri Lanka for veneration on this auspicious occasion.

H.E. Ling Rinpoche participated in an enriching dinner meeting on October 17, 2021 in Delhi, invited and hosted by Shri G. Kishan Reddy – the Honorable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of the Northeastern Region in India and the International Buddhist Confederation. Dignitaries in attendance included Shri Kiren Rijiju – the Honorable Minister of Law and Justice; Shrimati Meenakshi Lekhi – the Minister of State, External Affairs and Culture; Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal – the Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs of India; Shri Ajay Bhatt – the Minister of State, Defense and Tourism; Shri B.L. Verma – the Minister of State, Development of Northeastern Region and Cooperation plus many other dignitaries and sangha from different countries representing the International Buddhist Confederation.

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