The teachings of Buddha are still relevant today: governor of Bihar | Patna News

BIHARSHARIF: Governor Phagu Chauhan ushered in the 52nd anniversary of the construction of the Rajgir World Peace Pagoda atop the Ratnagiri Hills amid chanting mantras on Monday.
The governor also attended a special prayer led by the chief monk, T Okonoki, who presented him with a souvenir. Nichidatsu Fujii’s monks and others also performed an elaborate prayer on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor reminded people of the importance of peace, non-violence, brotherhood and brotherhood preached by Gautam Buddha. He said the teachings of Lord Buddha are relevant even today, especially when people are struck by different calamities, including Covid.
Mahashweta Maharathi, secretary of the Rajgir Buddha Vihar Society, who led the program, highlighted the work and sacrifices of Lord Buddha as well as the importance of building the Vishwa Shanti Stupa as a sign of world peace. She also read messages from monks in Japan and other places who were unable to visit due to Covid restrictions. She also read a message from CM Nitish Kumar.
The then governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind, who is now the country’s president, inaugurated the function organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the World Peace Pagoda in 2019. Built by philanthropist Nichidatsu Fujii, President VV Giri inaugurated it on October 25, 1969 when its first stone was laid by then President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in 1965.
Governor Phagu Chauhan then visited Saddharma Vihar temple, ecological lake Ghora Katora, nature safari and glass bridge.

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