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Direct flight from Varanasi to Colombo: PM Modi on Day 2 Buddhism summit

 2017-05-12 06:51:28.0

Direct flight from Varanasi to Colombo: PM Modi on Day 2 Buddhism summit

Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka considered to be the largest festival of Buddhists.

Attending the grand Buddhism summit on Day 2 of his visit to the island nation, Modi announces direct flight between Varanasi and Colombo to travel easily to the land of Buddha.

Highlights:

Most grateful to Pres, PM & people of Sri Lanka for extending to me honour to be Chief Guest here saysPM at International Vesak Day celebrations.
From August this year, Air India will operate direct flight between Colombo and Varanasi, will ease travel to the land of Buddha.

My Tamil brothers and sisters will also be able to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath.

The biggest challenge to Sustainable World Peace today is not necessarily from conflict between the nation states.

PM Modi on world peace says "It is from the mindsets, thought streams, entities and instruments rooted in the idea of hate and violence".

Menace of terrorism in our region is a clear manifestation of this destructive emotion.

Sadly these ideologies of hate & their proponents in our region are not open to dialogue & hence only open to causing death,destruction.

Speaking at the event Mr. Wickremesinghe thanked Mr. Modi for being the chief guest at the event.

PMI believe that Buddhism's message of peace is the answer to growing arc of violence all over the world.

PM Modi yesterday landed on Sri Lanka and had shared the heritage of Buddhism and the healthy relations between the two countries.

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