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2019 International Day of Vesak
17 May 2019 -  Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Vitavas Srivihok, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand.
Observance of the Five Precepts (Theravada tradition) and Invocation of Blessings (Mahayana tradition).
Remarks by H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly.
Remarks by H.E. Ms. Maria Luiza Riberio Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
Brief sermon(s) by scholar monks, Ven. Bikkhu Bodhi (Theravada tradition), Rev. Nakagaki (Mahayana tradition).
Musical interlude performed by Visharadha Shalika Aroshini.
Statements by Participating Member States.
Musical interlude performed by students.
Closing Remarks by H.E. Mr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka.
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