PM jointly unveiled the Buddha Statue in Mongolia

PM jointly unveiled the Buddha Statue in Mongolia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolian President H.E. Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha and his two disciples. The statue was installed at the historic Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

PM's announcement about gifting the Statue:

In 2015, during his visit to Mongolia, Prime Minister had announced to gift a statue of Lord Buddha to the monastery. The gift was announced to honour the common Buddhist heritage and civilizational links between the two countries and peoples.

About Statue:

The Statue depicts Lord Buddha in a sitting posture along with his two disciples. The Buddha statue conveys the message of compassion along with peace and co-existence. The statue was installed and consecrated at the Gandan Monastery during the 3rd edition of SAMVAAD dialogue.

SAMVAAD dialogue:

The 3rd edition of SAMVAAD dialogue which was held from 6 September to 7 September 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The SAMVAAD dialogue brought together Buddhist religious leaders, experts, and scholars from different countries. The dialogue focused on contemporary issues related to Buddhism.

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