• Short Summary

    A HUGE CROWD OF BUDDHISTS GATHERED AT A CEYLON AIRPORT ON JUNE 25 AS A BOAC PLANE FLEW IN FROM THAILAND WITH FIVE RELICS - THREE OF LORD BUDDHA AND TWO SAINTS.

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    A HUGE CROWD OF BUDDHISTS GATHERED AT A CEYLON AIRPORT ON JUNE 25 AS A BOAC PLANE FLEW IN FROM THAILAND WITH FIVE RELICS - THREE OF LORD BUDDHA AND TWO SAINTS.

    THE AIRCRAFT ARRIVED A FEW MINUTES EARLIER THAN SCHEDULED.MR.AUDH PETCHSINGH OF THE ROYAL THAI EMBASSY BROUGHT THE RELICS.ON HAND TO MEET HIM WAS MR.P.KALUGALLA, CEYLON'S MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE.

    A FEW MINUTES LATER, THE RELICS WERE TAKEN IN PROCESSION ON A CHARIOT.THROUGHOUT THE PROCESSION, PRAYERS WERE CHANTED AND REPRESENTATIVES OF A NUMBER OF BUDDHIST ASSOCIATIONS OFFERED FLOWERS.

    MR.PETCHSINGH LATER TOLD THE CROWD THAT THE SUPREME PATRIARCH OF THAILAND HAD OFFERED THE FIVE RELICS TO THE BUDDHIST TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CEYLON TO BE ENSHRINED IN A STUPA WHICH IS BEING ERECTED WITH IN THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AT PERADENIYA.

    IN THE COURSE OF HIS SPEECH, MR.KALUGALLA SAID THAT IT WAS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE CEYLON BUDDHISTS.HE ADDED: "FOR A LONG TIME, THERE HAD BEEN CULTURAL TIES BETWEEN CEYLON AND THAILAND".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYQXRGJCN2QL683XQFRK5L8GI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYQXRGJCN2QL683XQFRK5L8GI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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