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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2013
Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement activists this year overwhelmed after NAV Excellence Award 2013 announcement as its Global Coordinator, Solangture (one of its Directors Raju Shakya is in Lumbini Promotion International Committee), Nepali Sanchar Media (its Managing Director Promod K. Soni in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), Sahitya Sangeet Jamaghat (some active members of this Jamaghat Anupam Sayar, Sabin Thapa and Ramjee Poudel are in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), United Football Club (one of the most active members of the club Mahesh K. Shrestha is the Vice president of Geelong Nepalese Association that played active role in this year Pako Festa) were awarded and Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah, who played active role in this year Pako Festa got appreciation for her active role in community activities. NAV Excellence Award 2013 winner Rohan Khanal topped this year VCE with score 99.4%.
Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), on behalf of Nepalese Community in Victoria, has successfully concluded a year round program with presentation of the NAV Excellence Award 2013 in an event on 12th May 2013 at Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia. The event was packed with cultural program and Gala Dinner serving Nepalese traditional food.
The Gala Dinner and the Award presentation event was presented by Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) and managed by Solangture. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 16, 2013
Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a truly unique annual event which celebrates Melbourne’s diverse multicultural society. Running over two days (on 18th and 19th of this month), the Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival begins in the heart of Melbourne, at Federation Square. Let’s show our solidarity to this Grand Program on 19/05/2013 as we are from the country where Buddha was born. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 13, 2013
“Buddha Was Born In Nepal”
1. To celebrate Buddha (our Rastriya Bibhuti) Jayanti in one place by bringing together Nepali communities to spread Gautam Buddha’s message of “Peace & Harmony”.
2. Buddha Jayanti Organising Committee to oversee the entire organisation of the event, free entry to the event and have an open platform where interested communities can be accommodated until the event day
3. Event is to be purely volunteer based, free of commercial and political influence
Venue: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road
Date: 25 May 2013 (Saturday)
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 14, 2013
KATHMANDU : A Nepalese presenter has set the world record for the longest television talk show by staying on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes, organisers said Sunday.
Rabi Lamichhane, a 36-year-old based in the US, returned to Kathmandu to stage the “Lord Buddha Was Born in Nepal” programme, which took the Guinness world record late Saturday night.
“Our campaign was aimed to spread the message to the world that the Buddha was born in Nepal,” said Anil Joshi, Chairman of News24, the television station broadcasting the program told AFP, adding that the programme promoted tourism destinations such as Mount Everest.
One hundred guests, ranging from former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to the Indian ambassador to Nepal, to Nepalese television celebrities and common people joined Lamichhane during the programme.
Lamichhane’s performance broke the record previously held by Pavlo Kuzheyev and Tetiana Danylenko for a 52-hour broadcast to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in 2011.
According to Guinness World Records rules, Lamichhane was allowed five minutes every hour for a break.
Organizers said he ate some meals while interviewing guests, banked several of the slots for a longer rest period and otherwise survived on energy drinks. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013
Including this blog 1122 blogs are entered into the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition and now this is the time for People’s Choice Award, so now this is your time to vote! It will take you less than a minute and would earn you MASSIVE brownie points and actual brownies if you’d like! This is another small attempt to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest.
Process to vote:
- Please click here
- Select this blog. For this click “VOTE HERE” button. This blog is listed as Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest on the (almost) bottom of the third page, and then you just need to include your details and done! It’s open until the 30th of April, but why not to do right now? Continue to press Next until you press Done
Or directly you can click here select this blog. It’s listed as Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest .
I would like to thank you all for your time and contribution in this mission!!!
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2013
Former American president Bill Clinton has taken his exercise regime to spiritual heights – by learning the art of Buddhist meditation to help him relax.
The politician, 65, has recently taken up a healthier life-style including becoming vegan after a string of heart problems over the years.
And in his latest bid to improve his well-being, the Democrat has hired his own personal Buddhist monk to help him learn how to meditate properly.
Radaronline quoted a source as saying: ‘Ever since his heart scare, Bill has looked for ways to help him relax.
‘He has a hectic life, he travels a lot on business as an ambassador for the U.S. and needs something to keep him sane.
‘Meditation offers him that, he has a mantra that he likes to chant and after every session he feels transformed and full of positive energy.
‘It’s definitely doing him the world of good – he feels fitter and stronger than ever.’
In February 2004, Clinton was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City after complaining of chest pains.
He needed to have two coronary stents implanted in his heart and a few months later in September underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2013
Chris Demuth talks about Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World where Zakaria is giving absolutely wrong information on Buddha’s birthplace and Mr Demuth advocates not buying the book as it does lie. He was surprised with India’s claim that Buddha was born in India. Mr Demuth also suggests signing the petition to advocate Buddha was born in Nepal and not in India.
Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.
Zakaria is the author of few books including The Post-American World. His last two books have both been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into over 25 languages.
Fareed Zakaria opened up about his plagiarism scandal in an interview with the New York Times. He got into severe trouble after he was found to have lifted a paragraph from a recent New Yorker article for a column in Time. He was suspended from that magazine and from CNN.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2013
To sign the petition please click here
We are not going to prove that Buddha was born in Nepal. It is already proved. We just want to dismiss the misinformation and protect human rights of world tourists who actually want to go to Lumbini, Nepal – the birthplace of The Buddha – but going to the wrong place either due to the misinformation or bad intention. Participating in the petition, hence, is very important and help the petition by inviting and requesting your friends to sign.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2013
This blog (www.ramkshrestha.wordpress.com) and http://nepaleseg.blogspot.com.au (this one competing as new blog) are participating in the “Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition” . The People’s Choice round will launch on Thursday 28 March 2013. Please be ready to start click-voting on these blogs from 28 April 2013 at 5 pm (Sydney local time). The voting doesn’t open until 28 March. When it does, I will let you know with instructions, including a link to the voting form. Among few blogs I chose this one as more regular visitors from all over the world in this blog and there are direct links to go to Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement blog and Complete Nepal blog in the side bars. This is another small attempt to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2013
23 February 2013 Geelong, Australia: Geelong, the second biggest city of Victoria in Australia, transformed into a multicultural melting pot as thousands flocked to the thirty-first annual Pako Festa. It incorporated an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organizations. The street was lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over hundred thousand people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.
Because of very nominal Nepalese in Geelong, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha requested other Nepalese communities living in other cities to use Pako Festa as opportunity to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. His idea was for Nepal to take advantage of this big gathering from different counties to try to dismiss misinformation of Buddha’s birthplace. Nepalese Association of Victoria President Bom Yonjan, Nepali Sanchar Managing Director Pramod K Soni and Namaste Nepal News Chief Editor Sabin Thapa, Geelong Nepalese Association and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee were active for necessary input and mobilized community members to participate in the festival to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. Nepalese communities promoted Nepal through flags, banners, Nepali music, dance, Nepali dress and stalls. Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah represented our country with a Kumari dance.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 14, 2013
Few years ago Google was showing Buddha’s birth place in India, but after our pressure it corrected its mistake
Now it is doing another mistake showing Nepal’s land within India. Watch this video
गुगल म्याप्को गम्भीर गल्ति??? हरेक नेपाली ले जान्नु पर्ने !! सक्दो सेयर गरिदिनु होला !!
गुगलले नेपाल बारे गम्भीर गल्ति गरेको छ गुगल म्याप्ले हाम्रो भूमिलाई पनि भारतमा देखाई दिएको छ। Click Here to Watch >>>http://scotnepal.blogspot.com/2013/02/blog-post_3022.html
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2013
Nepalese Community is going to participate first time in Pako Festa that will held on 23rd of February, 2013. Different organizations from Melbourne and Ballarat will join the festival and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement effort will to introduce Nepal as the birthplace of Buddha. In the festival Miss Nepal Australia, 2012 Deepashree Shah will perform Kumari dance.
Pako Festa, now in its thirty-first year, is Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, free, annual community arts festival – the biggest of its kind in Australia. Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, “the multicultural heart of Geelong”, it incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations. The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 2, 2013
BHAIRAHAWA: The number of tourists visiting the birth place of Lord Buddha during the Lumbini Visit Year 2012 grew by almost one-third compared to 2011, but still the arrivals fell short of the target set by the government by over 24 percent.
The government had announced that it would bring a total of one million tourists, both domestic and foreign, in Lumbini when it announced Lumbini Visit Year 2012 last year. But as the year ended on Monday, Lumbini Development Trust said a total of 758,269 tourists visited Lumbini in 2012.
The majority of tourists visiting Lumbini were domestic visitors. “Though we couldn´t achieve the target, the campaign proved instrumental in promoting the destination,” Hari Dhwoj Rai, information officer of Lumbini Development Trust, told Republica.
Lumbini welcomed tourists from 92 countries during the year, according to Rai. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 2, 2013
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is situated 300 km away from Kathmandu in Rubandehi District of Southern Terai (lowland), at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini, respected by all Buddhists. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace loving people of the world. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini in 6th century B.C. Lumbini is one of the popular tourist destination of Nepal. More than 400,000 people visit Lumbini every year. Taking this in consideration and to ensure that the benefit of tourism goes to the local community as well, rural tourism has been developed and promoted in the region.
The Lumbini Circuit Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini Garden. The tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 23, 2012
In an Indian International Film Festival in Florida, Tampa Bay, USA from Feb 15-17, 2013 the organizer is going to show 36 minutes video documentary about the Buddha Birth Place claiming that Buddha was born in Orrisa, India. Buddha is synonym to truthfulness. Sometimes artists, sometimes writers and even sometimes diplomats are raising unnecessary issues threatening neighbors’ sovereignty. In the 21st century we must be civilized and not like in Stone Age. We must respect others’ identity. Even to protect truthfulness we must raise our voice to stop that film show.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2012
Would you collect 200 signatures to PROMOTE Nepal as Birthplace of Lord Buddha & Land Of Mt. Everest (Sagaramatha) ?
~ Prem Guragain, Los Angeles, California
It might sound selfish or impractical but this is the truth: we might live without food, water for few days but can’t live without self-respect. Even small children like to be appreciated, cared and loved. All grown up people have tendency to be appreciated and respected for anything they do.
We all crave for appreciation and hence do much social work, volunteering work, write, sing, speak etc. etc. How about our National PRIDE & RESPECT in the world?
We definitely would love to get RESPECT for the motherland and hence, the PETITION was started.
We started the PETITION: “Promote: Buddha was born in Nepal & Mt. Everest is in Nepal (www.nepalesepride.org)” in July, 2012 with confidence that we will collect 1,000,000 signatures from around the world and correct the fact that has been recorded wrong. Over seven billion people in the world will know these facts about NEPAL (Never Ending Peace And Love), the country that lies between India and China as many people in the world have never heard of Nepal even though they know Lord Buddha’s teachings and Mt. Everest (Sagaramatha) being the highest peak in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 14, 2012
BHAIRAHAWA, NOV 13 – Nepal’s national flags have been hoisted at the Mayadevi temple in Lumbini for the first time to dispel any misconception among tourists from India and other countries that the Shakyamuni Buddha was born elsewhere. Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, has often seen competing claims from India.
The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) said it decided to hoist the national flags to make it apparent to tourists that Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal. The LDT had attempted to hoist national flags there earlier, but failed as some Buddhists and political parties stuck their guns to hoist only Buddhist flags there. According to the LDT, it now hoisted the national flags after reaching an agreement with them.
Pralhad Yadav, a Lumbini-based tourism entrepreneur, said visiting tourists often ask them if Lumbini lies in Nepal or India. With the presence of Nepali flags at the Mayadevi temple, tourists will now know that Lumbini is in Nepal, said Yadav.
Hari Rai, information chief at the LDT, said the flags have been hoisted in three corners of the temple while there is a Buddhist flag in the fourth corner.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 8, 2012
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The Chinese international non-government organization (INGO)- Asia Pacific Exchange Cooperation Foundation (APECF) – on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lumbini Development Steering Committee (LDSC) for the development and preservation of all aspects of ´Greater Lumbini´.
Executive Vice Chairman of APECF Linus Xiao Wunan and chairman of the LDSC Puspa Kamal Dahal signed the agreement targeting to invest more than US$ 3 billion to develop Lumbini as an international peace city.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Wunan said further investment in Lumbini depended on the political leadership of Nepal. “We are positive to support it, but it will depend upon the policy of Nepal´s government,” said he. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2012
Lumbini, Nepal, the Buddha’s birthplace is a small poor hamlet that is set to be reborn as a model city of peace and harmony and its designer, internationally renowned architect, political scientist and educator Kwaak Young Hoon brings his mega vision and high spiritual ideals to realise the plan.
Toowoomba, Queensland is a wealthy agricultural town, known for its annual Carnival of Flowers and a bit of a ‘red neck’ reputation. But if the vision of Master Chin Kung of Pure Land Learning College garners enough support it will become a leading example of a multi-faith community that lives in peace and harmony.
Interfaith forums and weekly friendship dinners have become an institution, and local and state government spokesmen are already behind the plan. Stephan Tang of the PLLC outlines the vision, and local police officer Scott McGrath and Councillor Geoff McDonald explain why they are hopeful.
Professor Kwaak Young Hoon
One of Korea’s best known architects, member of the Assembly of Olympeace (the spirit of the Olympics joined with humanity’s yearning for peace), he planned and supervised the redevelopment of the Han River Waterfront and the construction of Olympic Park, Seoul. He is the architect for a redesigned Lumbini, Nepal (the Buddha’s birthplace) as an international city of peace. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 20, 2012
BUTWAL: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), one of the international donor agencies operating in the country, has stressed developing Lumbini area as the Vatican City of the Buddhists by formulating an integrated masterplan.
A delegation of KOICA which is visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, also suggested including the entire Lumbini region and surrounding places in this development plan.
The leader of the KOICA team, Prof Kwak Yong Hum, speaking at a discussion programme here on Wednsday said Lumbini could be developed as Mecca and Medina are for the Muslims and as the Vatican City is for the Christians. The discussion was organized by the Siddharthanagar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He said Lumbini could be developed as a World Peace City and it would be centre of faith for people of all the faiths.
Prof Kwak who has already spent over 10 years studying about Lumbini said development of Lumbini means the development of the entire Lumbini area and not just the area around Lumbini .
He stressed the integrated development of the Lumbini region including other areas related with the life of the Buddha like Tilaurakot, Devdaha and Ramgram.
“This integrated development should also include programmes for the improvement of the living standard of the local community there,” Prof Kwan stressed.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 22, 2012
HONG KONG, Aug 20: The Chinese international non-government organization (INGO) Asia Pacific Exchange Cooperation (APEC) that came into controversy after it brought in a proposal to invest US $3 billion in Lumbini has become active again to push its project.
Executive director of APEC, Xiao Wunan, has gone on to New Delhi to hold discussions with Indian leaders after holding a meeting with UCPN(Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Shortly after the visit here of Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Fu Wing, an APEC delegation comprising Executive Director Xiao, other officials and investors in the multi-billion dollar project had arrived in Kathmandu.
The delegation that landed in Kathmandu on Sunday held a meeting at Maoist party headquarters at Parisdanda. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2012
Anybody with basic education should know that “Lord Buddha” was born in Nepal and “Mount Everest is in Nepal”. (Nepal is a beautiful country which lies between India and China: Please check the world map which has a flag with “Moon” and “Sun”)
If you ask general public, “Do you know where was Buddha born ? ” and “Do you know where is Mount Everest ?”. The immediate answer will be : In India because that is what the books published by so called historians had been saying or the modern world leaders are promoting.
Please do little research and you will know that Nepal is PROUD country with so much Natural resources, beautiful mountains, rivers, green trees, temples, stupas etc. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 4, 2012
Hari Shrestha, Beijing: The Promotion Office of Visit Lumbini Year (VLY)-2012 has been set up in Beijing, the Capital of China.
The Office established with the support from the Yunjutemple Charity Foundation was inaugurated amidst a ceremony last Wednesday.
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