National Vesak Week begins from today

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week from April 26th to May 2nd to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world.

All arrangements have been finalized to hold the State Vesak Festival- 2018 at the Devagiri Raja Maha Vihara in Bingiriya, Kurunegala on April 28th under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena.

This year’s Vesak festival aims to create a society of wise Buddhists making the village temple as the center of spiritual development in order to realize the sustainable goals of development.The Buddha Sasana Ministry says that many programs will be held centering the Vihara during the Vesak Week.

Among the many religious programs organized for the Vesak Week are 150 spiritual development programs in the Kurunegala District, 6 mobile services programs, 16 Dharma School teacher training programs, 61 Health and Dharma Programs, 30 child meditation programs, 18 Professions and Buddhism programs, 20 novice monks training programs, 37 programs featuring parent-children bonds.

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