Budhia Singh to run with Buddha’s Flame

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s wonder marathon boy Budhia Singh has been invited to attend Mount Everest Peace Torch March run in Nepal from May 15.

The child prodigy runner from the state will be the torchbearer of ‘Buddha’s flame’ along with other eminent marathoners who will cover the entire Kapilvastu kingdom.

Later, the team will split and then head towards Mount Everest, leaving Budhia at Kathmandu.

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Mount Everest Peace Torch March run will start from today to May 27 in Lumbini (Buddha’s Birth Place) to celebrate Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinivana anniversary in 2017.

According to reports, Budhia will be carrying the Buddha Peace Flame torch along with Nepal’s national runner and Limca Book of Records holder and Olympian Baikuntha Manandhar,  Marathon Man of Sikkim Amar Subba.

The marathon is likely to start from Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini, to Kudan (Nigrodharma), the place where Gautama stayed after returning home as Enlightened Buddha.