United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, during his four-day visit to Nepal, has delivered a powerful message of peace from the sacred birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Speaking from the Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant spiritual destination for millions worldwide, Guterres emphasized the importance of pursuing peace in the face of ongoing global conflicts.
Guterres expressed his happiness at the opportunity to convey this message of peace to the world from Lumbini. He called upon warring countries and factions to embrace the path of peace, underlining that Lumbini’s spiritual significance holds the potential to foster harmony across the globe.
Lumbini, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, is revered by Buddhists and peace advocates as the symbolic origin of the Buddha’s enlightenment and the birth of his teachings on non-violence and compassion. Secretary General Guterres’ call for peace in this sacred location carries a poignant and symbolic weight, emphasizing the UN’s commitment to conflict resolution and global harmony.