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October 18, 2019

Buddhist prayer for peace in Kashmir held at Bhamala Stupa

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October 18, 2019

PESHAWAR: The Centre for Culture and Development (C2D) in collaboration with Directorate of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arranged a special Buddhist prayer ceremony for peace in Kashmir at the Bhamala Stupa on Thursday.

A high-ranking Korean Buddhist Monk Neug-her Sinim offered the special prayer along with a delegation of Buddhist monks from Korea. Monk Sinim is a 'Scholar in Residence' with the Gandhara Research and Resource Centre, Pakistan.

The ceremony was held in cooperation with members of civil society and members from diverse faiths from across the world including the diplomatic community. The event was part of C2D’s ongoing strategy to introduce Gandhara in a responsible and dignified way for which the organisation has also initiated the Gandhara Research and Resource Centre in Taxila.

Guest Dr Abdul Samad, Director Archaeology and Museums highlighted the importance of Pakistan’s Gandhara heritage and acknowledged the efforts of C2D and the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM), KP. Dr Abdul Samad offered a vote of thanks. A large number of people and students from universities of Quaid Azam, Hazara and Haripur turned up to express solidarity with the cause.

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