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- International Buddhist Confederation, on the occasion of Guru Purnima day 2023, organise a programme at the National Museum, Delhi, a place where Sakhyamuni's Holy relic is enshrined.
- The IBC will celebrate Ashadha Purnima, an annual flagship event of the IBC, as Chakra Pravartana Divas.
- President Draupadi Murmu will address the audience through a video message.
- His Holiness 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa will deliver a Dhamma talk on the significance of Ashadha Purnima.
- A film, India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage, on IBC's special project in Lumbini will be screened.
- After Buddha Purnima or the Vaishaka Purnima, this day is most important for Buddhists.
- Organization IBC is subordinate to the Ministry of Culture.
- Guru Purnima is also referred as Ashadha Purnima.
- As per the Indian lunar calendar it is celebrated on the full moon day of the Ashadha month.
- In Sri Lanka it is celebrated as Esala Poya and in Thailand as Asanha Bucha.
- On this day, it is believed that after attaining Enlightenment, Gautam Budha gave first teaching to first five ascetic disciples (pancavargiya) at 'Deer Park', in Sarnath, near Varanasi.
- This day marks the rainy season, July to October, retreat for Monks and Nuns where they remain in a single place doing intensive meditation.
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Consider the following statements about Ashadha Purnima:
1. This day is also celebrated as Asanha Bucha in Thiland.
2. Gautam Budha gave first teaching to pancavargiya on this day.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2