New Delhi [India], July 3, 2020: As part of Asadha Poornima or Dharma Chakra Day celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday deliver a video address to emphasise on the teaching of peace and justice of Lord Buddha.
Being organised by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, the event will be virtually inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A special address by the President of Mongolia will also be read out and a valuable Buddhist manuscript of Indian origin preserved in Mongolia for centuries together, will be presented to the President of India, the government said in a release.
The day is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world as the day of Dharma Chakra Parvattana or “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. This day is also aptly observed as Guru Poornima by both Buddhists and Hindus as a day to mark reverence to their Gurus.
The event on 4th July is expected to be witnessed by around 30 lakh devotees worldwide via live webcast.