Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, along with Prime Minister of Nepal Rt. Hon’ble Sher Bahadur Deuba, performed the shilanyaas ceremony for construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone, Lumbini, Nepal.
2. The Centre will be constructed by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), New Delhi, on a plot allocated to IBC by the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT), under an agreement between IBC and LDT signed in March 2022.
3. After the shilanyaas ceremony, which was performed by monks belonging to three major Buddhist traditions, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, the two Prime Ministers also unveiled a model of the Centre.
4. Once completed, the Centre will be a world-class facility welcoming pilgrims and tourists from all over the world to enjoy the essence of spiritual aspects of Buddhism. It will be a modern building, NetZero compliant in terms of energy, water and waste handling, and will house prayer halls, meditation centers, library, exhibition hall, cafeteria, offices and other amenities.
Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @SherBDeuba take part in the Shilanyas programme for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone. This Centre will deepen the cultural and people-to-people linkages between India and Nepal. pic.twitter.com/n5TLc1iDUM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 16, 2022
लुम्बिनी विहार क्षेत्रमा रहेको इन्डिया इन्टरनेशनल सेन्टर फर बुद्धिस्ट कल्चर एन्ड हेरिटेज भारत र नेपालबीच सिकाई र सांस्कृतिक आदानप्रदानका लागि महत्वपूर्ण केन्द्र हुनेछ। PM @SherBDeuba संग यस केन्द्रको शिलान्यास गर्न पाउँदा गौरवान्वित महसुस गरेको छु। pic.twitter.com/y3CJszZ7wL— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2022
सबैभन्दा महत्त्वपूर्ण कुरा, यस केन्द्रले भारत र नेपालबीच रहेको बुद्ध धर्मको साझा सम्बन्धलाई सुदृढ बनाउनेछ। यसले भगवान बुद्धका शिक्षा र महान आदर्शलाई पनि थप लोकप्रिय बनाउनेछ। pic.twitter.com/Nf99AF6kTE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2022
The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone will be an important centre for learning and cultural exchanges between India and Nepal. Honoured to have performed the Shilanyas for the Centre with PM @SherBDeuba. pic.twitter.com/zYH40wvYUW— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2022
Most importantly, the Centre will strengthen the shared bond of Buddhism between India and Nepal. It will also further popularise the teachings and noble ideals of Lord Buddha. pic.twitter.com/BoUVg9S559— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2022