(बुद्ध जयंती) The Buddha Jayanti celebrates the birth, enlightenment and ultimate passing away of the Buddha. The festival is celebrated throughout the world, though, by different names. The most common of all these is Vesak . In India and throughout the world, the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm since, it is the land where the Buddha witnessed the miseries of the human life, renounced all His worldly pleasures, attained enlightenment and became the Buddha.
On 8 July, Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan visited Thailand and bringing much needed aid to flood-ravaged orphanages and 30 charity organizations. While in Thailand, Jackie Chan met with government officials, visited Wat Botworadit with daily necessities, and donated 6 million baht on behalf of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation. During the press conferences, he expressed and hopes that more donors will follow his example and even joked, “Copycats are welcome”!