Yamunanagar, July 5
Dharma (Dhamma) Chakra Divas was celebrated at Topra Kalan Village of Yamunanagar district on Saturdays evening. The chief guest of the programme was Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar.
He said Dharma Chakra Day was celebrated all over the world to commemorate the first sermon that Gautama Buddha gave to his five ascetic disciples.
Padma Bhushan awardee Darshan Lal Jain said for the first time in Indian political history, a national address was jointly hosted by PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind to commemorate Dharma Chakra Divas.
Sidhartha Gauri, general secretary of NGO “The Buddhist Forum”, said that such an event would help in the revival of Buddhist culture and tradition of Haryana.
Gauri said Topra Kalan village of Yamunanagar district was a historical village as about 2300 years back, Emperor Ashoka had erected a monolithic ‘Dharma Stambh’ (Currently called Ashoka Pillar) in this village.
The Village brought that glory back by installing the biggest iron Dharma Chakra of India. This feat was registered in the Limca Book of Records in 2019″ said Gauri.