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Until 7th Anniversary (Movement Profile attached)

Posted by worldamity on December 5, 2015

LKDM Felicitation

On the auspicious occasion of 7th anniversary of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement we would like to thank you all for your contribution and support. Without you we won’t be here. We have unexpected achievements during this short period of time. This Global Movement institutionalized in 2010 to spread Buddha’s peace and non-violence messages and promote Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini, Nepal all over the world. First time we celebrated on 1st of December 2009.

Major achievements:

  1. Text books with the erroneous information on Buddha’s birthplace were corrected in Korea and Sweden. This was the most prioritized objective of the Movement since we submitted letter to that time Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in August, 2010. Former ambassador to Korea Kamal Prasad Koirala is the historic person for the Movement as correcting text books with erroneous information started from Korea.
  2. Google corrected its mistake on Buddha’s birthplace in March 2010
  3. British Museum decided to correct Buddha’s birthplace information in November, 2011
  4. Letters to US President Obama were sent twice: the first time when US based shoes factory produced shoes with Buddha photos and the second time suggesting to reinforce USA democracy through right to correct information.
  5. Letter to that time Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal: A team of former ministers Dip Kumar Upadhyay and Rajendra Shrestha, Dr. Arzu Deuba Rana, Dr. Kavitaram Shrestha and others submitted Movement letter to that time Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in August 2010 suggesting Nepal government through diplomatic missions to correct course books with wrong information on Buddha’s birthplace in different countries.
  6. Buddha statues were established in UNESCO Headquarters Paris and at the Peace Palace, the Headquarters of International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Hague, the Netherlands
  7. Buddha gift to that time Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
  8. Buddha gift to Norwegian Nobel Institute Director in February 2014
  9. Lumbini Gate Movement by student initiated in February 2012
  10. Historic 24 and 25 hours program on Buddha and Lumbini:were organised
  11. International Literary Festival focusing on Buddha was organised in December 2014
  12. Solidarity for world peace and interaction program conducted in Norway in December 2013
  13. Letter to Greater Lumbini Development National Steering Committee Coordinator former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal through former PM Dr. Baburam Bhattarai suggesting to form Greater Lumbini Development International Steering Committee ASAP under the chairmanship of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
  14. Letter to Ministerial Council Khil Raj Regmi on Zee TV produced film “Buddha” to correct misconception
  15. Pressure to Fareed Zakaria and PBS (made up of more than 350 local public noncommercial TV stations and reaches more than 115 million people each month through on-air and online content) to correct their products with wrong information.
  16. Felicitation: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, former Minister Deep Kumar Upadhyaya, former ambassador Kamal Prasad KoiralaK, journalists Chetan Pant and Nabin Pokharel, Ambassador appointed to Bhikkshu Magar, Aryal Saroj, DID Little Masters Teriya Magar, Manoj Gajurel, Pramod Kharel, Dhiraj Rai, Jeevan Sharma, Badri Pangeni, HE Prem Raja Mahat, Sunita Basnet, Nilesh Adhikari, Shree Kumar Shrestha, Rtr Key Shore Kuikel, Alpha Shrestha, Sabita Bhatta (Sabi Kali), Aarya Pokharel. ( Laxmi Pokhrel’s daughter). As Friends of Nepal: Brad Clarke, Graeme Kent, National Finalist at Miss World Australia / Ambassador at Festivals of South Asia Inc. Rashi Kapoor, Executive at Miss Sri Lanka Australia Savindhi Perera-Jainudeen (Sav Jainudeen), Miss Photographic for Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Sara Liyanage, President Aus-Lanka Business Council and Managing Managing Director Miss Sri Lanka Australia Dilkie Perera.

Future Plan:

Our maximum effort will be to correct erroneous text books in more countries.

International conference that was cancelled twice due to unavoidable circumstances (the first time we had to cancel due to the devastated earthquake and now due to the high level security alert in Belgium because of Paris attack) will be in our priority list

We will hand over 3’ tall 50 kg of weight Buddha statues to Nepal government to send to USA and Australia. The date to establish them will be decided only after concerned embassy or Consulate office will receive from Nepal government.

In our felicitation list: ambassadors HE Ram Mani Pokharel, HE Muktinath Bhatta, HE Ambika Manandhar Luintel, former ambassador Mohan Krishna Shrestha, Jiba Lamichhane, Guinness book record holders Rabi Lamichhane and Krishna Pandey, Prem Guragain, Prof. Kwaak Young Hoon, Prof. Rabin Coningham, Kosh Prasad Acharya. On 27th of February, 2016 on the occasion of Pako Festa we will appoint Miss Tibet 2011 Tara Dolma and few more as Friends of Nepal.

We are optimistic to have your continuous support in the future too to achieve the Movement goals.


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