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Karnataka: more than 400 people embrace Buddhism in Yadgir

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Karnataka: more than 400 people embrace Buddhism in Yadgir

Women and children were among those who embraced Buddhism. They took 22 vows

More than 400 people embraced Buddhism during a program organized by Buddha Vihar Trust and Dalit organizations on the occasion of Dr BR Ambedkar’s 66th Dhamma Chakra Pravarthana Dina on Friday.

The day is observed to mark Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism along with thousands of his followers at Deekshabhoomi of Nagpur on October 14, 1956.

Ambedkar’s granddaughter, Ramatai Ambedkar, participated in the program.

She said Buddhism is a scientific religion and gives advice on how to lead a good life.

Women and children were among those who embraced Buddhism. They took 22 vows. Varajyothi Bhantheji graced the occasion.

Dalit leaders Mavalli Shankar, Ennoor Srinivas, Mareppa Halli, Parashuram, Neelanayak and others participated in the program.

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