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PM Modi to Inaugurate Kushinagar Airport on Oct 20. All You Need to Know About India’s 29th Int’l Airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s 29th international airport in Kushinagar on October 20, where Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a 125-member delegation will also be present.

Notably, Kushinagar is the place where Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. PM Modi will also inaugurate an International Buddhist conclave at Parinirvana place.

The grand inauguration ceremony, which is being seen as a major conduit in the Buddhist circuit to boost tourist inflow, will be attended by Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and a host of dignitaries, including ambassadors of around 15 countries to India.

The airport will witness the arrival of its maiden international flight from Colombo with the president and a 125-member delegation accompanying him on board, including Buddhist monks and pilgrims on the occasion.

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