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Lyonchhoen in Bodhgaya

Sep 27, 2010

More than 200 Buddhist monks and members of the Mahabodhi Society gathered at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India on Saturday evening to welcome the new president of the society, Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley.

The members had come together for their 113th annual general meeting which was held yesterday.

Addressing the gathering, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley said that it would be his endeavor to contribute in promoting all the values, goals and objectives with which the Society was founded.

Lyonchhoen said that he accepted the offer as the president of the Society because he believes that the Mahabodhi society has and can further strengthen its capacity to serve human society in pursuing happiness.

During the three hour annual general meeting Lyonchhoen congratulated the secretary general, Dr. Rewatha Thera, and the outgoing president Prasana Jayasurya for their dedicated service to the Society and to the dharma.

Paying tribute to the founder of the Mahabodhi Society Lyonchhoen said it is because of him and those who supported his vision that today we find in India the birthplace of lord Buddha where the most holy of shrines have been restored and whereby the Buddhist are able to pay homage to Buddha and dharma- the way of life.

Lyonchhoen said Buddhists are indeed grateful that the provisions of Bodhisattva has been realised by the endeavors of the Mahabodhi Society and by the support and patronage of the Indian government, government of Bihar and local governments in the districts where important places are located.

Mahabodhi society is a South Asian Buddhist Society which was founded in 1891 and has about 75 members, from various countries, as the society’s governing body.

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