Butwal, Jan 31: Ten teams of female Buddhist monks on a cycle journey that began from Kathmandu have reached the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, on Saturday.
The team reached Lumbini after visiting different religious places of India. The cycle journey began on November 18, 2015, for women empowerment as well as creating public awareness for environment protection.
Each team comprises 25 members. The teams had reached Delhi on January 9, 2016, visiting Gorakhpur, Gaya, Patna, Banarasi, Illahabad, Kanpur and Agra.
Environment expert and winner of MDG Prize of UN, Gyalwang Drukpa, said that the journey started 50 days ago has so far completed a distance of 2,200 kilometers . An organisation called ‘Live to Love’ organised the cycle journey under the leadership of Drukpa. He said that the cycle journey included female Buddhists monks from seven different countries.