Interior Ministry invites nationwide Buddhists to join in Buddha Jayanthi celebration

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BANGKOK, 24 May 2012  – The Interior Ministry has extended its invitation to Buddhists across the country to join in the celebration marking 2,600 years of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment in 2012. 

Interior Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr. Pranai Suwanrath said that the ministry has assigned all provincial governors to organize a Buddhism promotion week, starting from May 29th to June 4th, under the campaign “the Celebration of Buddha Jayanthi – 2,600 years of Buddha’s Enlightenment”.

Mr. Pranai said that the main celebration grounds are set in 4 main provinces, including Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, each of which represents 4 main regions of Thailand.

He added that a number of religious activities have been planned, such as mass candle-lit processions, mass prayers and, mass ordinations, to commemorate this auspicious year of Buddhism.