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Mayor Jim Watson Proclaims Vesak Day in Ottawa, May 14, 2014
On May the 4th, 2014, the International Buddhist flag was hoisted at Ottawa’s City Hall in honour of Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. Mayor Jim Watson delivered an official proclamation marking Vesak Day to the audience, which was at full capacity. He was joined by several other dignitaries, including His Excellency Pisan Manawapat, Ambassador of Thailand to Canada, H. E. Harry Narine Nawbatt, High Commissioner of the Republic of Guyana, MP Royal Galipeau, MPP Jack McLaren, MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa City Councillor Shad Qudri and various diplomatic dignitaries. Official messages were also delivered on behalf of the Governor General, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario.
Full article and pictures here: http://enews.buddhistdoor.com/en/news/d/45972
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