Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) — Masses took place at different temples of the DPRK on March 14 to mark the Day of Buddha’s Nirvana in 2550 B. E. (Buddhist Era).
They were attended by office bearers of the Central Committee of the Korean Buddhist Federation and its provincial, city and county committees, priests and chief priests of relevant temples and Buddhists. A ritual for the occasion was followed by sermons and speeches.
The speakers said they were holding masses to mark the Day of Buddha’s Nirvana at a time when all the people of the country are out as one in the dynamic drive for achieving national reunification and building a great prosperous powerful nation. They called upon all the Buddhists in the north and the south and overseas to unite in the Nirvana-minded concord to take the lead in the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity under the uplifted banner of “By our nation itself” this year in order to build a rich and powerful reunified nation.
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