Nepal invites Nitish for Buddha’s 2,560th birth anniversary

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Patna, April 14 (IANS) Nepal has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to attend the 2,560th birth anniversary celebrations of Lord Buddha in Kathmandu, officials said on Thursday.

“Nitish Kumar has been invited by Nepal next month to attend a function in connection with the birth anniversary of the Buddha,” said an official from the chief minister’s office here.

The Nepal government is organising an international Buddha seminar on May 19-20, and has also invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jingping and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Nitish Kumar had visited Kathmandu last month to attend the inaugural function of the national convention of the Nepali Congress.

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