Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lumbini on May 16 confirmed
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Lumbini on 16 May 2022 on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti at the invitation of PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, This will be the Indian PM’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.
At Lumbini, the Indian PM Modi will visit the sacred Mayadevi temple to offer prayers. PM Modi will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event organized by the Lumbini Development Trust under the aegis of the Government of Nepal. Separately, PM Modi will participate in the “Shilanyas” ceremony for the construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage, in a plot belonging to the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), New Delhi within the Lumbini Monastic Zone. Both Prime Ministers are set to hold a bilateral meeting.
As per Misitry of External Affairs, Government of India Prime Minister Modi’s visit continues the tradition of regular high level exchanges between India and Nepal in furtherance of our Neighbourhood First policy. It underscores the shared civilizational heritage of the people of both countries.