TORONTO: The Nepalese community from across the GTA observed the Birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha amidst a peace rally and Nepal promotion program in Toronto.
The peace rally was jointly inaugurated by Charge d’ Affaires of Nepal to Canada Ms. Rojina Tamrakar, Honorary Consul General Dr. Kunjar Sharma, Canadian Multicultural Council President Mar Mar Cho, Urban Buddhist monk Dr. Bhante Sharanpala, NRNA ICC Secretary Chiranjibi Ghimire and NRNA Canada President Deepak Gauta.
The rally was initiated from Yonge-Dundas Square went through various parts of the city core area and assembled at Nathan Phillips Square.
At the program organizing committee’s Dr. Tulsi Dharel articulated on the importance of the event to promote and present identity of Nepal. Dr. Dharel also thanked all the participants, organizations and dignitaries for their invaluable support to make the event a grand success.
Throughout the rally, Banglung Sewa Samaj’s Nepalese unique folk music orchestra “Panche baja” was played which made the bystanders dance and snap the typical musical instruments where as “Himalayan Vibes” played auspicious tune at the beginning of the rally.
Brochures explaining Nepal the birth place of Buddha along with natural beauties and unique cultural heritage were distributed.
The program was jointly organized by NRN Canada and Concern Nepal in collaboration with Nepalese community and organizations. Nepalese community members residing around Greater Toronto Area thronged Yonge-Dundas Square to participate in the event.