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Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

October 19, 2021

 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport today and also participated in an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. Thereafter, the Prime Minister also marked his presence at a public function to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Kushinagar.


Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

The inauguration of the Kushinagar International Airport was marked by the landing of the inaugural flight at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying Sri lankan delegation of over hundred Buddhist Monks & dignitaries including the 12-member Holy Relic entourage bringing the Holy Buddha Relics for Exposition. The delegation also comprised of Anunayakas (deputy heads) of all four Nikatas (orders) of Buddhism in Sri Lanka i.e Asgiriya, Amarapura, Ramanya, Malwatta as well as five ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka led by Cabinet Minister Namal Rajapakshe.

The Kushinagar International Airport has been built at an estimated cost of Rs. 260 crore. It will facilitate domestic & international pilgrims to visit the Mahaparinirvana sthal of Lord Buddha and is an endeavour in connecting the Buddhist pilgrimage holy sites around the world. The airport will serve nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is an important step in boosting the investment & employment opportunities in the region.