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Updates & Announcements:

(Click here to view photographs from the Inauguration & Dedication Ceremony)

November 13, 2007
[By Invitation Only]

Peace Fest: An Evening of Cultural Programs



4:30 PM Dedication of "Tranquil is the Realm of Mine: Spiritual Writings of Nichidatsu Fujii"
by Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament and Chairman of Indian Council for Cultural Relations

5:00 PM Opening of Photograph Exhibition by Hon'ble Dr. A. R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana:

Life and Work of Fujii Guruji
Lord Buddha Through the Eyes of Jawahar Lal Nehru
Nov. 13-20, 2007

Interfaith Prayer Service for World Peace

Indial Classical Dance & Music
Bharatnatyam by Maki Fukuda (Japan)
Sarod Recital by Abhik Sarkar (India)

November 14, 2007
[By Invitation Only] ***Please arrive by 10:00 AM for security clearance.

New Delhi Vishwa Shanti Stupa Inauguration Ceremony:

Program to begin at 10:45 AM

11:00 AM- Commencement Procession by Monks & Nuns

  • Traditional Prayer Ceremony for World Peace
  • Enshrinement of Buddha's Relics and Sacred Objects by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ambassadors.
    (Offered by the Prime Minister of Nepal, the President of the People's Republic of Sri Lanka, and the President of Mongolia.

    11:30 AM- Parikrama (circumambulation) around the Stupa and Unveiling of the Statues by the Chief Guests
    11:50 AM: Ceremonial Speech by Rev. Yoshida, Head Monk of Nipponzan Myohoji
    11:55 AM: Welcome address by Shri Dinesh Rai, Vice Chairman, D.D.A.
    -Messages from Foreign Dignitaries-

    Speech of the Chief Guest(s):

Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi
Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State for Urban Development
H.E. Shri M.C. Bhandare, Hon'ble Governor of Orissa
H.E. Dr. A.R. Kidwai, Hon'ble Governor of Haryana
Shri L.K. Advani, Leader of the Opposition
Blessing by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Concluding Remarks by Shri Tejendra Khanna, Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi

Lunch/ Refreshments

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October 28- November 11, 2007
Peace Walk: From Rajpura (Punjab) to Shanti Stupa, Delhi (Distance: 280 KM)

For questions pertaining to the inauguration ceremony of the Shanti Stupa; To volunteer your time for the construction and preparation work; please send an e-mail to "info at shantistupa dot org" (replace 'at' and 'dot' with its respective symbols).

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