On 26 May 2021, Ambassador Morakot Sriswasdi delivered remarks at the virtual observance of International Vesak Day 2021, organised by the Permanent Mission of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Vienna, with the support of the United Nations Office in Vienna. Ambassador reflected on the virtues of the Lord Buddha and his timeless teachings as well as expressed gratitude to the Lord Buddha’ teachings which could be applied to address the uncertainties and challenges that people are facing nowadays.
This event marked the first time that the United Nations Office in Vienna commemorated the Day of Vesak in Vienna since the adoption, on 8 February 2000, of the UNGA Resolution on International recognition of the Day of Vesak. The event was also broadcasted at YouTube Channel:
Most Venerable Dr. Vijayarajapura Seelawansa Thero,
Mr. Dennis Thatchaichawalit, Deputy Director General of the United Nations Office in Vienna
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Ananda Kumaraseri
H.E. Majintha Jayesinghe, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
H.E. Ms. Morakot Sriswasdi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand