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Buddha was born in Nepal – Lhochhar 2013 message

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2013

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World cyclist Saurab Dahal promoting Nepal as the country of the Buddha and Mt. Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 25, 2013

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Nepal was promoted in Pako Festa, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2013

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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.

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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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अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा नेपाललाई बुद्ध र सगरमाथाको देशको रुपमा चिनाइयो

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2013

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२३ फेब्रुअरी, २०१३ जिलोङ अस्ट्रेलिया: बहुभाषिक र बहु-सांस्कृतिक देशको रुपमा परिचित अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा अस्ट्रेलियाकै एक किसिमले सबैभन्दा ठूलो महोत्सबको रुपमा मानिने पाको फेस्टाले मूल आयोजक डाभर्सिटाटसंग आबद्ध भएका ४५ जातीय संस्था र अन्य करीब ६० संगठनहरुको सहभागितामा एक लाखभन्दा बढी सहभागीहरुलाई आ-आफ्नो सांस्कृतिक चाल-चलन, रिति-रिवाज, खान-पान आदिको निरन्तरता र प्रचार प्रसारलाई प्रोत्साहन गर्दै नाच-गान, कार्यशाला गोस्ठी, प्रदर्शन जस्ता बिबिध कार्यक्रम सहित आफ्नो ३१ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ मनाएको छ । पाको फेस्टा अस्ट्रेलियाको भिक्टोरिया राज्यको प्रमुख बहु-सांस्कृतिक महोत्सबको रुपमा लिने गरिन्छ र गत तीन बर्षदेखि यो कार्यक्रममा सहभागीहरुको संख्या एक लाखभन्दा बढी हुने गरेको छ भने यस महोत्सबले उक्त एक दिनमा नै करीब पच्चीस लाख अस्ट्रेलियन डलरको योगदान स्थानीय बजारमा दिने अनुमान गरिएको छ ।

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जिलोङमा नै नेपालीहरुको बसोबास नगण्य रुपमा रहेकोले यति ठूलो संख्यामा जन सहभागिता हुने यति ठूलो महोत्सबलाई बिशेष गरी बुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जित बिस्वब्यापी दिग्भ्रमलाई निस्तेज पार्ने प्रयोजनको लागि अबसरको रुपमा लिइनु पर्छ भन्दै जिलोङ वरिपरिका बिभिन्न शहरबाट नेपालीहरुलाई आएर सहभागी हुन लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका बिस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठद्धारा गरिएको आग्रह अनुरुप नेप्लिज असोसियसन भिक्टोरियाका अध्यक्ष बम योन्जन, नेपाली संचारका प्रबन्ध निर्देशक प्रमोद के सोनी , नमस्ते नेपाल न्यूजका प्रधान संपादक सविन थापा, जिलोङ नेप्लीज एसोसियसन र लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान भिक्टोरियाको बिशेष सकृयतामा आबस्यक सामग्री तयार गर्ने र जन-परिचालन गर्ने काम भएको थियो । सहभागीहरुले नेपाली झल्काउने किसिमका पहिरन, नेपाली झन्डा, ब्यानर, मार्फत परेड र स्टलमा नेपाललाई बुद्ध र सगरमाथाको देशको रुपमा चिनाउने काम भयो । मिस नेपाल अस्ट्रेलिया २०१२ सुश्री दीपाश्री शाहले कुमारी न्रित्य प्रदर्शन गर्नु भएको थियो ।

Tourism secretary, Consul Generals, Movement Global Coordinator

नेपाल टुरिज्म बोर्डका अध्यक्ष एबं संस्कृति, पर्यटन एबं सिभिल एभियसन मन्त्रालयका सचिब सुशिल घिमिरे, भिक्टोरियाका लागि अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम चन्द्र योन्जन र एडिलाइडका अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम दीपक धमलाको पनि उक्त कार्यक्रममा सहभागिता थियो । साउथ अस्ट्रेलियाका अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम दीपक धमला र पर्यटन ब्यबसायीद्धय प्रमोद खतिवडा र सुमित प्रधानाङ्ग नेपाली स्टलमा शुरुदेखि अन्तसम्म नेपालको पर्यटन प्रबर्द्धन कार्यमा सकृय हुनुहुन्थ्यो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Upshot: Google Mistakes Again

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

Google Corrected its Mistake (Breaking News)

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 !!
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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
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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
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सौरभले नेदरल्याण्डमा नेपाललाई बुद्ध र सगरमाथाको देशको रुपमा चिनाए

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 12, 2013

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बिस्वब्यापी महत्वका कारण नेपाली राष्ट्रिय संपदाहरु वुद्धको जन्मस्थल लुम्बिनी र सगरमाथाका बिषयमा अनाबस्यक दिग्भ्रम सिर्जना गरिरहेको सन्दर्भमा त्यस किसिमका अनाबस्यक दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्नका खातिर सही कुरोलाई सही भन्दै प्रचार प्रसार गर्नु पर्ने अनाबस्यक चुनौतिपूर्ण समस्या नेपालीले सामना गर्न परिरहेको छ । र यस्को लागि विस्वभरी छरिएर रहेका नेपालीहरुले बिभिन्न किसिमबाट आ-आफ्नो क्षमताले भ्याएसम्मका प्रयासहरु गरिरहेका छन । यस कार्यमा बिस्व साइकल यात्री सौरभ दाहालले पनि आफ्नो भ्रमणको क्रममा बिभिन्न देशमा बिभिन्न प्रयास गरिरहेका छन । नेदरल्यान्ड्सको राजधानी आम्स्टर्डममा आइतबार र सोमबार आयोजना भएको एक महोत्सवमा उन्ले यही प्रायोजनका लागि स्टल राखे ।

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बुद्ध नेपालमै जन्मिएका हुन् – भारतीय विद्वान

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 9, 2013

-कमल रायमाझी

Buddha born in Nepal१६ माघ, भैरहवा । गौतम बुद्ध भारतमा नभै नेपालमै जन्मिएको प्रस्टोक्ति एक भारतीय एक विदुषी प्राध्यापकले दिनुभएको छ ।

रुपन्देहीस्थित भैरहवा बहुमुखी क्यामपसद्वारा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा भारतीय प्राध्यापक डा अन्जु शर्मा उपाध्यायले भन्नुभयो, “सस्तो लोकपि्रयताका लागि कसैकसैले बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको बताएको होलान् तर मेरो अनुभव, अनुसन्धान र खोजले कहिल्यै बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको प्रमाण पाएको छैन” । उहाँले प्राज्ञिक तवरले पुराना गल्तीलाई सच्चाउन सम्बन्धित निकायलाई झक्झकाउने बताउनुभयो ।

केही समयअघि लुम्बिनीमा आयोजित नेपाल-भारत टुरिजम मार्ट नामक कार्यक्रममा भारतीय पक्षबाट वितरित एक पुस्तिका ‘दि पाथ’ मा बुद्धका बुबा शुद्धोदनको दरबार रहेको तिलौराकोट क्षेत्र भारतको उत्तर प्रदेशमा पर्दछ भनी उल्लेख गरिएको थियो । यस कार्यक्रममा संस्कृति मन्त्री पोस्टबहादुर बोगटी र नेपालका लागि भारतीय राजदूत जयन्तप्रसादलगायत नेपाल र भारतका पर्यटन व्यवसायीको उल्लेख्य सहभागिता थियो ।

उक्त कार्यक्रममा भारतीय पक्षले बाँडेको पुस्तिकाबारे जिज्ञासा राख्दा प्राध्यापक शर्माले भारतको सरकारी धारणा त्यस्तो नभएको बताउँदै सस्तो लोकपि्रयताका लागि कसैले त्यस्तो गर्न सक्छ भन्नुभयो । बुद्ध नेपालमै जन्मिएको बरु भ्रमणको क्रममा भारतको सारनाथमा गएको प्रशस्त ऐतिहासिक प्रमाण भएको उहाँको भनाइ थियो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Chronology of Lumbini-related Events

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 4, 2013

623 BC – 1899 AD | 1900 – 1969 | 1970 – 1979 | 1980 – 1989 | 1990 – 1999 | After 2000

623 BC – 1899 AD

  • 623 BC: Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later becomes Buddha, is born in Lumbini.
  • 249 BC: Emperor Asoka visits Lumbini and erects the Asoka Pillar with Pali language inscriptions in the Brahmi script to pay homage to Buddha’s birthplace.
  • 350- 375 AD: Chinese Monk Sengtsai belonging to the Chin Dynasty visits Lumbini for pilgrimage and writes accounts of his visit.
  • 399-413 AD: Chinese traveller Fa-hsien visits Lumbini and describes the place where Buddha’s mother, Queen Mayadevi, gave birth to Prince Siddharta and where the newborn was bathed.
  • 636 AD: Chinese traveller Hsuan-tsang visits Lumbini. He describes Lumbini as “a deserted place, and wild animals roamed around enough to warn off travellers.”
  • 1312 AD: Ripu Malla, King of the Malla Kingdom of Kathmandu, visits Lumbini. He is the last visitor to leave evidence of his visit prior to the site remaining in oblivion for centuries.
  • 1896: General Khadga Shamsher, Governor of Tansen, organizes an expedition together with German archaeologist Anton Fuhrer. The Asoka Pillar, which marks Buddha’s birthplace, is re-discovered.
  • 1899: Excavation by Purna Chandra Mukherji discovers the main piece of the Nativity Sculpture. Two additional pieces of the sculpture are found and joined together some 85 years later by Tara Nanda Misra.

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Einstein on Buddhism

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 3, 2013

Einstein

[Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he received the 1921Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect“. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanicswith the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theoryand the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

Great scientist Einstein’s writings on religion are also very important and this is one of his small piece on Buddhism.]

“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

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US $ 77 million Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport to be built

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 3, 2013

SAMIKSHA KOIRALA

airport-gautam-buddhaKATHMANDU, Jun 26:Upgrading Gautam Buddha Airport (GBA) at Lumbini, which the government plans to develop into a regional international airport, will cost more than double what the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had earlier assessed, according to the latest detailed study commissioned by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal(CAAN).

“The new assessment done by a Korea-based consulting firm shows that the cost of completion of the first phase upgradation alone will hover around US $ 77 million. This is higher than the earlier estimate by US $ 42 million,” said a senior official at CAAN.

A previous study carried out by the ADB four years ago had put the total cost of first phase upgradation at around US $ 35 million.

Based on that assessment, the government had secured a soft loan of around US $ 38 million under the South Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development Project of ADB. As per the agreement, the Nepal government has to bear 15 percent of the total cost.

The latest estimate has rattled the CAAN – the civil aviation regulator – and it has turned to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to arrange additional funds.

“We have sent a letter to MoF requesting it to arrange additional resources in the coming budget or initiate a dialogue with the ADB for raising the assistance amount,” Tri Ratna Manandhar, director general of CAAN, told Republica.  Read the rest of this entry »

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