• Short Summary

    IN CEYLON, THE BUDDHIST MAHA BODHI SOCIETY LAST WEEK HELD CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 104TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE VENERABLE ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S GREATEST BUDDHIST LEADERS.

  • Description

    IN CEYLON, THE BUDDHIST MAHA BODHI SOCIETY LAST WEEK HELD CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 104TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE VENERABLE ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S GREATEST BUDDHIST LEADERS. THE KING OF SIKKIM, WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE MAHA BODHI SOCIETY OF INDIA, WAS PRESENT AT THE CELEBRATIONS.

    THE WORLD RENOWNED KANDAYAN DANCERS AND DRUMMERS TOOK PART IN THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY, HELD IN THE MAHA BODHI SOCIETY'S HEADQUARTERS IN COLOMBO. LATER CABINET MINISTERS AND DIPLOMATS JOINED THE SOCIETY MEMBERS IN A TEA PARTY.

    THE VENERABLE ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA WAS BORN IN CEYLON AND PREACHED IN INDIA, WHERE TODAY THERE ARE SOME EIGHT-MILLION BUDDHISTS. IN 1893 THE VENERABLE ANAGARIKA ADDRESSED THE CONGRESS OF RELIGIONS IN CHICAGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6EBG95ODOI9SOVK6JE0NYBXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6EBG95ODOI9SOVK6JE0NYBXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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