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H.E Dr. Devyani Khobragade attended a special ceremony at the Holy Stupa of Sakyamony

On the occasion of the Buddhist festival of Māgha Pūjā, called Meak Bochea in Cambodia, Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India, attended a special ceremony at the Holy Stupa of Sakyamony, Phnom Oudong, Ponhea Lueu district, Kandal Province (45 km from Phnom Penh). The event was presided over by H.E. Dr. Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection.

As per the practice, there are also alms offerings on Oudong Hill, participated by thousands of people every year. Ambassador also gave alms to 80 Buddhist monks from various monasteries in Cambodia. She also expressed her appreciation for the celebration of Meaka Bochea Day. Ambassador Khobragade stated that Buddhism was an important linkage due to its origins in India and its subsequent spread through Southeast Asia where it was adopted and nurtured. She expressed her wish to see more religious and people to people exchanges for pilgrimage to holy Buddhist sites in India

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