Buddha Dharma CenterSwoyambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Religious leaders lighting lamps on UN International Day of Peace at the Buddha Dharma Center.
Women, children and laymen also light lamps tocelebrate UN International Day of Peace (UN IDP).
Religious leaders and novices who lit lamps for world peace.
Speakers (l to r):• Ven. Kalsang Lama, Principal, Buddha Dharma Center• Guru Damodar Gautam, President, World Hindu Federation• Mr. Ganesh Kumar Shrestha, Former Joint Secretary, Government of Nepal• Mr. Naman Upadhyaya, President, Jain Council• Mr. Piya Ratna Maharjan, Director, Religious Youth Service
Speakers (l to r):• Mr. Richell Jalipa, Vice-President, World-CARP Nepal• Brother Chirendra Satyal, Vice-President, Religions for Peace, Nepal• Mr. Narendra Pandey, Coordinator, Bahai Center• Mr. Santosh Kumar Paudel, Secretary-General, UPF-Nepal• Dr. Robert Kittel, Education Director, UPF-Asia
Ven. Kalsang Lama (orange robe, front left) leadsprayers for world peace to begin the celebrations.
Reading the Message of the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Ban, Ki-moon (by Mr. Richell Jalipa)
Speakers from various religious traditions offer their thoughts on "… a Sustainable Future" (UN theme)
Religious leaders from seven traditions at theBuddha Dharma Center to celebrate the UN IDP