Buddha Rashmi Wesak Festival has been successfully completed amidst a high response from hundreds of thousands of people.
The Chief Incumbent of Hunupitiya Gangarama Ven. Galabada Gnanissara said that the Wesak Zone was conducted successfully for the 5th time. A large number of people viewed the decorations all night and acquired merit. The Thera called on the people to cultivate qualities such as discipline and loving kindness to live without causing difficulties for the others.
Ven. Assajee Thera of the Gangarama said that the zone was declared as the National Wesak Zone. He said that people belonging to Muslim, Burgher and Tamil communities also visited the zone and also provided decorations. The highest number of people visited the zone. He said that the ITN and Lakhanda Radio provided a commendable service as media sponsors.
The Buddha Rashmi Wesak Festival was launched centering the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple and the Temple Trees. It was launched under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of Hunupitiya Gangarama Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera and the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, with the initiative of the Presidential Secretariat. The Wesak zone was successfully held for five days. It was complete with lanterns, pandals and Bhakthi Gee recitals. Dansalas were conducted at several places including the Temple Trees. A lantern competition was held and financial awards were presented to the winners under the patronage of ITN and the Lakhanda Radio. It was conducted under the patronage of ITN Chairman Rosmand Senaratne. Our representatives say that a large number of people visited the Wesak Zone on its final day yesterday.