Program Schedule of 2560th Buddha Anniversary and Vesak Day 2016

21 – 22 May 2016; Lumbini, Nepal  

Dear All,

The schedule of the Formal Program of 2560th Buddha Jayanti has been delayed by some 1 hour because of unfavourable climatic condition in Lumbini. Please contact following RP for updates:

Member Secretary Ajitman Tamang: 98571161333

Project Chief Iman Muktan: 9855060699

Information Chief Hari Rai: 9857022779

Time    Activities
21 May 2016
06:00 – 06:30 Hours    Gathering of Local People in program Venue  
06:30 – 08:30 Hours    Puja by various Buddhist Group of People at Mayadevi Temple and other concerning Buddhist Temple
08:30 – 09:30 Hours    Procession with Cultural Jhanki from Various ethnicity
09:30 – 12:00 Formal program of 2560th Buddha Jayanti Celebration
09:30 – 10:00 Hours    Arrival of the Chief Guest, Guests and other invitees at Programme Venue
10:00 – 10:15 Hours    Programme Chair and Dias calling
–    Chairmanship of the Programme – Hon'ble Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Ananda Prasad Pokharel


Dias Calling:
–    Chairman of Main Celebration Committee Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
–    Bhikshu Nigrodha, Vice President of Lumbini Develoment Trust
–    Most Ven. Bhikshu Ashvaghosa Mahasthavira, All Nepal Bhikku Association (Theravada)
–    His Eminence Selzkong Dorje Chang Rempoche, (Mahayana)
–    Most Ven. Guru Bajracharya Ratna Raj Chakreshwar,  Nepalese Buddhist Association (Bajrayana)
–    Most Ven. Yin Shun, Vice President of Buddhist Association of China

Arrival of Chief Guest: Rt. Hon'ble President Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Commencement of formal Programme

10:15 – 09:20 Hours    National Anthem
10:20 – 10:30 9Hours    Welcome Speech by Bhikshu Nigrodh (Sidhartha)  – Vice Chairman, Lumbini Development Trust


10:30 – 10:40 Hours     Official Inauguration of the Programme:
–    Chanting by Sanghas: Theravada/Mahayana/Bajrayana
–    Lighting on Panas by Rt. Hon'ble President Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari


10:40 – 10:45 Hours    Religious Cultural performance by Anni Choying Drolma and Team
10:45 – 10:55 Hours     "Maya Devi – Mother of the Buddha Child Rearing with Love": Book  Presentation to Chief Guest Rt. Hon'ble Vidhya Devi Bhandari by Japanese Author Ms. Haruyo Masudha


10:55 – 11:35 Hours     Greetings Remarks from International Representatives & Delegates
–    Message from Ban Ki Moon by Mr Craig Sanders (RP of UN to Nepal)
–    H. E. Ambassador of Myanmar to Nepal
–    H. E. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal
–    H. E. Minister of Tourism, Thailand
–    Mr. Lalit Man Singh, Former Ambassador & Foreign Secretary, India
–    Mr. Pei Baao, Director, State Administration for Religious Affairs, China


11:35 – 11:50 Hours    Lumbini Declaration  – Resolution of International Boudhha Conference held at Kathmandu on 19 -20 May 2016 by Prof. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya, Convener of Conference Sub Committee


11:50 – 12:05 Hours     Remarks by Chairman of Main Celebration Committee – Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. KP Sharma Oli,


12:05 – 12:15  Hours     Remarks by Chief Guest – Rt. Hon'ble President  Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari,


12:15 – 12:20 Hours     Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Chairman of the Programme
–    Hon'ble Mr. Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Minister, Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation


12:20 – 13:00 Hours    Lunch Break
14:00 Hours onwards     Departure of Participants to Kathmandu (Delegates Returning on 21st May by Air and road Transport)


14:00 – 16:00 Hours    Visit to Places within Buddhist Circuit of Lumbini Region (Delegates stayed at Lumbini on 21st May 2016)


18:00 Hours onwards     Dinner at particular Hotels (Self Manage)


22 May 2016
07:00 – 07:30     Breakfast at particular Hotel – self manage (Official delegates staying at Lumbini)
07:30 – 12:30     Guest Returning to Kathmandu (Official Delegates and national delegates managed by Secretariat only)

 

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