Buddhist monks’ cycle journey for women empowerment

Buddhist monksButwal / January 31: A team of cyclists of Buddhist monks that started journey from Kathmandu aiming to raise awareness on women empowerment and ecological conservation arrived in Lubmini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, on Saturday after visiting different religious sites in India.

The team of 250 Buddhist monks from seven different countries had set its journey from the capital city on November 18, 2015 with the purpose of disseminating message for the welfare of human life.

The team of Buddhist monks also reached India’s Kushinagar where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. The monks also visited Bihar, Gorakhpur, Gaya, Patna, Rajgir, Varanasi and Kanpur.

Ecologist and MDG Award winner of UN, Gyal Wang Drup, said that the monks completed 2,200 kilometres distance in course of their trip.

Team leader Drup said that the journey was successful in delivering message for women’s freedom and equal rights, and ecological conservation. RSS

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