Sri Lankan Buddhist monks visit Badshahi Masjid: LAHORE: A 14-member delegation, consisting of senior Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, visited numerous sections of Badshahi Masjid and also Lahore Ft on Tuesday and also valued the rich heritage of Pakistan.
The delegation was led by Dr Walpole Piyananda, who is the abbot as well as head of state of Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, U.S.A..
The delegation left for Islamabad on Tuesday after concluding their two-day browse through to the provincial metropolis. Previously, Dr Piyananda claimed that Pakistan had constantly assisted Sri Lanka in the hour of need.
He stated that every religious beliefs had actually given a message of peace as well as consistency.
He really hoped that the Pakistan federal government would certainly take further actions to promote religious tourist as well as appreciated the initiatives of the federal government hereof.
He claimed that Pakistan was a house to the ancient Buddhist world, which had actually continued to be hidden from the eyes of the globe.
The Buddhist monks will certainly visit numerous Buddhist heritage sites in the country which houses some of the finest remains of the Gandhra civilization and also uncommon Buddhist antiques, consisting of the ‘Fasting Buddha’ and also ‘Sikri Stupa’ going back to the 2 AD.
The go to has actually been prepared by the High Payment of Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka with a view to promote spiritual tourist in Pakistan by showcasing historicity and also warm friendliness of the host country.
The delegation will go to Islamabad, Taxila, Shahbaz Garhi, Takht-e-Bhai as well as Jehanabad (Swat) and likewise hold meetings with the authorities of the Ministry of Religious Affairs as well as Interfaith Consistency.
The delegation will fulfill Head of state Dr Arif Alvi, Head Of State Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during their browse through.