The sit-in was organized to protest the government excesses while building a Buddha statue at Kankre Bihar premises in Surkhet district on the occasion of the 2557th Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha.
The statue has been kept at the District Police Office, Surkhet, following the dispute among the locals whether or not to establish it in the area.
The NEFIN had also submitted a three-point memorandum to the government demanding that the dispute regarding the establishment of Buddha statue be settled soon, according to Samyukta Sarokar Samiti of the Buddhists.
Meanwhile, a Buddhist guru Chhona Gonchhe Rimpochhe, who is also the thirteenth incarnation of the Lama, has arrived in Kathmandu from Arunachal Pradhesh of India on Wednesday. He arrived here to attend the World Peace Worship (Dukpachhesi) to be organized by the Buddhist Education and Meditation Centre at Swayambhu.
He is to participate in the Worship as the main spiritual leader. Guru Rimpochhe was received by Centre´s Acharya Sonam Gyurme Tamang and other senior religious leaders at Tribhuvan International Airport. The special worship to last for two days starts tomorrow at 8:00 am while the special guest Rimpochhe would deliver sermon on the second day.
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