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‘International Day for Buddhist Women’: Buddhist International meets UN

Colombo, Sri Lanka:  Heads of Buddhist International, met Mr. Subinay Nandy, UN’s resident representative in Colombo, and handed over an official request appealing to take necessary actions to declare Binara full moon poya day (Full moon day of the month of September) as the “International Day for Buddhist Women” by the UN. The meeting took place on Tuesday, the 22nd. Few representatives from women’s civil society organizations also attended the event. Buddhist International has also sent the same appeal to several diplomats based in Colombo from Buddhist countries. The appeal was also handed over to Mrs. Rajshree Behen, the Director if Indian Cultural Center, in Colombo.  BI’s endeavor is to get the appeal diplomatically supported, probably at the level of UN’s general assembly, by the respective governments. BI has also sent … Read entire article »

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