Buddha Jayanti observed in UK

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The Bhutanese in the United Kingdom celebrated the 2557th Buddha Jayanti amidst special celebrations in Manchester on May 25.

UK Buddha JayantiResettled Bhutanese from all faith and living in different parts of the United Kingdom participated in the celebration, informed Prem Giri.

The ceremony started with the offering of prayers to lord Buddha and lighting of 108 candles, according to Giri.

The program also saw a series of cultural performances by the Bhutanese artists. The organizer also served traditional food and drinks to the participants.

The organizer, Bhutanese Welfare Association in the UK (BWA), also welcomed newly arrived fellow refugees by offering khada.

Meanwhile, Dr Prakash Subedi and Dr Suresh Chouhan conducted general health check-ups of the community members during the program chaired by pandit TN Niroula.

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