India observes Esala Poya Day in Sri Lanka renewing its links with Buddhism

Colombo, July 29: The International Buddhist Confederation, with the support of the Indian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Mahabodhi Society of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations organized the annual Esala Poya Day to mark the first sermon by Lord Buddha.
India observes Esala Poya 
The President of India Ram Nath Kovind gave a video message on the occasion and also planted a sapling of the Bodhi tree in the garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of the President, the Indian High Commission said in a release.