On May 15, Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirv?na) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. The Vesak Festival- 2019 will be held under tight security and people have ..
Birthdays: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
President Ram Nath Kovind on his visit to Croatia has announced to gift a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, gifted to mark the 150 birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The sculpture will be unveiled on 2nd October, 2019 on the occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’. On 2nd October, Gandhiji’s bust will be unveiled in ..
On April 29, the 2018 International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha. It was organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations. The basic purpose of the conference was to disseminate teachings of Gautam Buddha and spread the messages of nonviolence, brotherhood, co-existence, love and peace to the international ..
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on October 2 to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The day is an occasion to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness. This ..