Sri Lanka Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan Celebrates Vesak Festival
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi, Pakistan in association with the Sri Lankan community in the Sindh Province, conducted a Vesak Day religious program on May 23, 2024, at the Consulate General.
Vesak is a major Buddhist festival celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Gautama Buddha.
The Vesak program was presided over by Venerable Koslande Uditha Thero from the Mahabodhi Temple in Korea, who participated virtually.
The program included Buddha Vandana, and Dhamma Deshana, serving traditional Sri Lankan foods (Vesak Dansela), and Vesak Bathigee.
The Consulate General was decorated with Vesak lanterns, Buddhist flags, and lights to mark the occasion.
Consul General Jagath Abeywarna expressed his gratitude to all participants, including Sri Lankan religious communities and Pakistani nationals, for joining the Vesak Festival celebrations.
Photo and Video Credit – Umar Shah Diplomatic