Lumbini, April 30: Preparations are underway to celebrate the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon day in Baishakh every year.
The Lumbini Development Trust has started preparation to celebrate Buddha Jayanti in a grand manner by forming different committees. Buddha Jayanti falls on May 18 this year.
A 563-member main celebration committee has been formed under coordination of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for the preparation of Buddha Jayanti. Among others Prize and honour committee has been formed under coordination of vice-chair of LDT, Bhikkhu Metteyya, Publicity sub-committee under coordination of acting Member-Secretary, Saroj Bhattarai
Vice-Chair of LDT, Metteyya, said that preparations are underway to celebrate this year’s Buddha Jayanti focusing domestic tourism.