Thousands chant to set new Guinness record, ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’
KATHMANDU: Thousands of people gathered in Kullamanch, Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Saturday afternoon to recite the messages of Lord Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal, to set a new Guinness World Records.
Organizer claimed to have gathered over 75,000 people in the mass prayers, the number is yet to be confirmed officially by Guinness World Records.
They took part in the mass prayers held in the city’s largest open square Kullamanch, Tundikhel in Kathamandu. The messages of Lord Buddha was recited by people from all walks of life and from across the country.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli along with high ranking officials also attended the event. Addressing the ceremony, PM Oli said that the mass prayer will promote the peace and harmony in the nation and in the world.
According to the World Record Council Nepal, the organizer of the event, the mass prayer ceremony was held to publicize Nepal as the land of Buddha and to set the record in Guinness Book in Nepal’s name.
“The program is being organised for nation and nationality and to spread Buddha’s message across the world,” the organizer said to the media.