Dharma Chakra Day


  • The International Buddhist Confederation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is celebrating Asadha Poornima on July 4, 2020, as Dharma Chakra Day. 

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  • This day commemorates Gautam Buddha’s First Sermon to his first five ascetic disciples at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the present day Sarnath near Varanasi, UP.
  • The day is also celebrated by Buddhists all over the world as the day of Dharma Chakra Parvattana or “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”.
  • Buddhism teaches respect for people, women, poor, for peace and non-violence and these teachings are the means to a sustainable planet.
  • Dharma Chakra and Pravartan Sutra in Sanskrit is also known as the first turning of the wheels of the dharma which comprise of four noble truths and noble eight-fold paths. 
  • The teachings of Buddhism are the means to a sustainable pl
  • Lord Buddha’s teaching of – अप्प: दीपो भव:  , be your own guiding light is a wonderful management lesson.

Source: PIB

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