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सात देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा भएको गल्ती सच्याउने कामको पहल

Posted by worldamity on January 8, 2016

अभियानको सातौं बार्षिकी मनाइएको कार्यक्रममा अमेरिकी रास्ट्रपति बाराक ओबामा, चिनिया रास्ट्रपति सी जिनपिङ, भारती प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी, जापानी प्रधानमन्त्री शिन्जो अबे, श्री लंकाका रास्ट्रपति मैथ्रिपाला सिरिसेना, थाइ प्रधानमन्त्री प्रायुत चान–ओ–चा र नेदरल्याण्डका प्रधानमन्त्री मार्क रुटलाई सम्बोधना गरी केही प्राबिधिक कारणले गर्दा ती देशका पाठ्य पुस्तकमा बुद्धको जन्मस्थल बिषयमा भएको गलत जानकारी ती देशको प्रजातन्त्रको सबलिकरणका खातिर सच्याइनु पर्ने आग्रह गरी छुट्टाछुट्टै तयार पारिएको छ: पेज लामो अनुसन्धानात्मक प्रतिबेदन कार्यक्रमका प्रमुख अतिथि प्रचन्डलाई अभियानका तर्फबाट बिस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठले हस्तान्तरण गर्नु भयो । प्रमुख अतिथिले नेपाल सरकारका प्रतिनिधिका पररास्ट्रका सह-सचिब डा दुर्गा बहादुर सुबेदीलाई आबस्यक कार्यार्थ हस्तान्तरण गर्नु भयो । त्यस्तै वेलायतको ब्रिटिश म्युजियमले चर्को जन-दबाबका कारण त्यहा बुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा भएको जानकारी सच्याउने निर्णय गरे तापनि सच्याउने काम सन्तोषजनक र स्पस्ट नभएकोले वेलायती प्रधानमन्त्री डेभिड क्यामरुनलाई संबोधन गरी तयार पारिएको ९ पेज लामो प्रतिबेदन पनि श्रेष्ठद्धारा प्रमुख अतिथिलाई र प्रमुख अतिथिले नेपाल सरकार प्रतिनिधिलाई हस्तान्तरण गरियो ।

Handing over report for 8 countries

लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका बिस्व संयोजक इ रामकुमार श्रेष्ठले आफ्नो नेपाल बसाइको छोटो अबधिमा उपरास्ट्रपति नन्दकिशोर पुन ‘पासांग’, पूर्व प्रधानमन्त्रीड्धय पुष्पकमल दाहाल प्रचन्ड र माधव कुमार नेपाल, पूर्व उपप्रधानमन्त्रीड्धय प्रकाशमान सिंह र नारायणकाजी श्रेष्ठ र माओबादी नेता मोहन बैध्य (किरण) संग छूट्टाछुट्टै भेटघाट गर्नु भएको छ । राष्ट्रपतिसंगको भेटघाटको लागि समय तय भएतापनि अन्तिम समयमा राष्ट्रपतिको स्वास्थका कारण भेटघाट हुन सकेन । अभियानको सातौं बार्षिकी कार्यक्रम मार्फत बिभिन्न सात देशमा बुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा भएको गलत जानकारी सच्याउन श्रेष्ठले अभियानका तर्फबाट नेपाल सरकार मार्फत प्रकृया अगाडि बढाएका छन । Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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“BUDDHISM – THE BEST RELIGION IN THE WORLD”: IS THIS WHAT THE ISLAND HAS SUNK TO? #LKA

Posted by worldamity on June 24, 2015

Buddha raysHave you seen a recent article on the Island titled ‘Buddhism – “The Best Religion in the World” award’ ? If you haven’t, you should. This wonderful article proceeds thus:

The Geneva-based International Coalition for the Advancement of Religious and Spirituality (ICARUS) has bestowed “The Best Religion in the World” award this year on the Buddhist Community. This special award was voted on by an international round table of more than 200 religious leaders from every part of the spiritual spectrum. It was fascinating to note that many religious leaders voted for Buddhism rather than their own religion although Buddhists actually make up a tiny minority of ICARUS membership. Here are the comments by four voting members:

Jonna Hult, Director of Research for ICARUS said “It wasn’t a surprise to me that Buddhism won Best Religion in the World, because we could find literally not one single instance of a war fought in the name of Buddhism, in contrast to every other religion that seems to keep a gun in the closet just in case God makes a mistake. We were hard pressed to even find a Buddhist that had ever been in an army. These people practice what they preach to an extent we simply could not document with any other spiritual tradition.”

A Catholic Priest, Father Ted O’Shaughnessy said from Belfast, “As much as I love the Catholic Church, it has always bothered me to no end that we preach love in our scripture yet then claim to know God’s will when it comes to killing other humans. For that reason, I did have to cast my vote for the Buddhists.”

A Muslim Cleric Tal Bin Wassad agreed from Pakistan via his translator. “While I am a devout Muslim, I can see how much anger and bloodshed is channeled into religious expression rather than dealt with on a personal level. The Buddhists have that figured out.” Bin Wassad, the ICARUS voting member for Pakistan ‘s Muslim community continued, “In fact, some of my best friends are Buddhist.” And Rabbi Shmuel Wasserstein said from Jerusalem, “Of course, I love Judaism, and I think it’s the greatest religion in the world. But to be honest, I’ve been practicing Vipassana meditation every day before minyan (daily Jewish prayer) since 1993. So I get it.”

However, there was one snag – ICARUS couldn’t find anyone to give the award to. All the Buddhists they called kept saying they didn’t want the award. When asked why the Burmese Buddhist community refused the award, Buddhist monk Bhante Ghurata Hanta said from Burma, “We are grateful for the acknowledgement, but we give this award to all humanity, for Buddha nature lies within each of us.” Groehlichen went on to say “We’re going to keep calling around until we find a Buddhist who will accept it. We’ll let you know when we do.”

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Nepal gifts Buddha statue to Belgian city

Posted by worldamity on June 20, 2015

Belgium

A statue of Buddha, who is considered the messenger of peace and symbol of love, compassion and non-violence, was unveiled amid a function at the Belgian city of Antwerp on Tuesday.

Nepal’s Ambassador of Nepal to Benelux and European Union, Ram Mani Pokharel and the vice Mayor of Antwerp Municipality, Philip Heylen, unveiled the statue at Kasteel Den Brandt in the city.
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Press Statement on Brawny Earthquake in Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 27, 2015

Pray for NepalThis time the whole world thoughts are with the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the brawny earthquake ((7.9-8.0 Richter Scale Magnitudes) that has struck most of the part of Nepal at 11.56 AM (07:56 AM GMT) on 25th April, 2015. After that there are series of small and big earthquakes.

It is understandable that very many lives have been lost. There has also been significant damage to Nepal’s most of irreplaceable amazing cultural heritage and some of bridges are collapsed: Roads, electricity, water supply and telephone lines are disrupted. The reports of the devastation are terrible and still coming in and the numbers of people killed, injured and affected by this earthquake continue to rise.  Read the rest of this entry »

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE POSTPONEDED

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2015

Logo for International ConferenceStayAn emergency meeting of the International Conference Main Organizing Committee on “World Peace City Lumbini, Nepal” that was scheduled to organize in Brussels, Belgium on 4th and 5th of May, 2015 has decided to postpone the conference due to the dreadful   earthquake in Nepal. The meeting decided to organize the conference in the same venue on November 30 and December 1, 2015.

This time the whole world thoughts are with the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the brawny earthquake ((7.9-8.0 Richter Scale Magnitudes) that has struck most of the part of Nepal at 11.56 AM (07:56 AM GMT) on 25th April, 2015. After that there are series of small and big earthquakes.

It is understandable that very many lives have been lost. There has also been significant damage to Nepal’s most of irreplaceable amazing cultural heritage and some of bridges are collapsed: Roads, electricity, water supply and telephone lines are disrupted. The reports of the devastation are terrible and still coming in and the numbers of people killed, injured and affected by this earthquake continue to rise.  Read the rest of this entry »

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भारतले यसरी बनायो नक्कली ‘कपिलवस्तु’ (फोटो फिचरसहित+Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 23, 2015

सलमान खान, (भारतबाट फर्केर)

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९ वैशाख, सिद्धार्थनगर । संसारलाई थाहा छ, ‘कपिलवस्तु’ गौतम वुद्धको जन्मस्थल हो, जुन नेपालमा पर्छ । ‘कपिलवस्तु’ नेपालका ७५ जिल्लामध्ये एक भएकाले यो नेपालको आफ्नै ब्राण्ड पनि हो ।

तर, भारतले आफ्नै भूमिमा गौतम बुद्धका पिताको दरबार रहेको दाबी गर्दै ‘कपिलवस्तु’को नाम दुरुपयोग गर्दा पनि नेपाल सरकार अहिलेसम्म मौन छ । भारतले ‘कपिलवस्तु’को नाम दुरुपयोग गरेकोमा लुम्बिनी विकास कोषका अधिकारी एवं पुरातत्वविद्हरु सन्तुष्ट छैनन् ।

यसैवीच भारतले लुम्बिनी र कपिलवस्तुको गरिमालाई आफ्नो मुलुकतिर तान्नका लागि केके गरिरहेको रहेछ भन्ने रिपोर्ट तथा महत्वपूर्ण तस्वीरहरु अनलाइनखबरले फेला पारेको छ ।

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भारतले आफ्नो भूमिमा बनाएको संग्रहालयको नामै ‘कपिलवस्तु संग्रहालय’ राखेको छ ।

भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदीले लोकसभाको चुनावका बेलामा समेत बुद्धको जन्म बिहारमा भएको बताएका थिए । नेपालमा आएका बेला बुद्ध जन्मेको देश भने पनि मोदीले युरोप भ्रमणमा बुद्धबारे विवदास्पद अभिव्यक्ति दिँदै आएका छन् । यसैक्रममा भारत सरकारले लुम्बिनी नजिकै आफ्नो भूमिमा धमाधम नक्कली ‘कपिलवस्तु’ बनाएर बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मेको प्रमाणित गर्न खोजेको छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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अस्ट्रेलियाकै सबैभन्दा ठूलो बहुसांस्कृतिक महोत्सब पाको फेस्टामा नेपाल प्रबर्द्धन (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 2, 2015

अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा एक लाखभन्दा बढी बिबिध कार्यक्रम सहित १९८३ बाट शुरु गरिएको बहु साँस्कृतिक महोत्सबको ३३ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ सम्पन्न भएको छ।

Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, former minister Richard Marles, and Christine Couzens MP with Nepalese Community

Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, former minister Richard Marles, and Christine Couzens MP with Nepalese Community

२८ फेब्रुअरी अस्ट्रेलिया – अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा एक लाखभन्दा बढी  बिबिध कार्यक्रम सहित १९८३ बाट शुरु गरिएको बहु साँस्कृतिक महोत्सबको ३३ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ सम्पन्न भएको छ।बहुभाषिक र बहु-सांस्कृतिक देशको रुपमा परिचित अस्ट्रेलियाको जिलोङमा अस्ट्रेलियाकै एक किसिमले सबैभन्दा ठूलो महोत्सबको रुपमा मानिने पाको फेस्टाले मूल आयोजक डाभर्सिटाटसंग आबद्ध भएका जातीय संस्था र 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 १९८३ बाट शुरु गरिएको महोत्सबको ३३ औं बार्षिकी भब्यताका साथ मनाएको छ।जिलोङ नेपालीज एशोसियशनको सकृयतामा जिलोङमा नै नेपालीहरुको बसोबास नगण्य रुपमा रहे तापनि यति ठूलो संख्यामा जन सहभागिता हुने यति ठूलो महोत्सबलाई नेपालको प्रबर्द्धन प्रयोजनको लागि अबसरको रुपमा लिइनु पर्छ भनी गरिएको अनुरोध अनुरुप २०१३ मा पहिलो पटक सहभागी भएर नेपाली सहभागिताको थालनी गरिएको यो महोत्सबमा वरिपरिका शहरबाट  नेपालीहरु आएर सहभागी हुँदै यो तेश्रो बर्ष पनि कार्यक्रममा नेपाली समुदायले सहभागिता जनाएर नेपालको प्रबर्द्धन गर्ने काम गरे।

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800-200 BC OLD COINS FOUND IN ‘SHAKYA CAPITAL’ KAPILVASTU NEPAL

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2015

OLD COINS FOUND IN TILAURAKOTKAPILVASTU, JAN 19 – A team of archaeologists has found around 300 ancient silver coins from Tilaurakot, the Shakya Capital city where Siddhartha Gautam spent 29 years of his princely life before he became the Buddha.

The excavation team comprising consultants, experts and archaeologists from Unesco, Department of Archaeology (DoA), Lumbini Development Trust and Durham University in the UK, who are part of the excavation project being carried out since January 8, recovered the “punch mark” coins believed to have been used during 800-200 BC.

After digging about 1 metre under the surface of soil, the team discovered the coins on Sunday in earthen pots. By Monday evening, the team was able to collect 230 silver coins and their counting is ongoing, said Ram Bahadur Kunwar, an archeologist with the DoA. According to him, the earthen pots containing the coins are of 50 cm in height and 15 cm in diametre. Read the rest of this entry »

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अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सबको नतिजा घोषणा

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2014

Winnersवुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जित बिस्वब्यापी दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज गरी सत्यको प्रतिरक्षा, लुम्बिनीको प्रचार प्रसार गरी पर्यटन प्रबर्द्धन, वुद्धका सन्देशहरुको प्रचार प्रसार गरी बिस्व शान्तिमा योगदान गर्ने जस्ता उद्धेस्यहरुका साथ सूत्रपात गरिएको लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस बिस्व अभियानको छैटौं बार्षिकी मनाउने क्रममा वुद्ध र लुम्बिनी बिषयमा केन्द्रित भएर अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब मनाउने हेतुले डा मधु माधुर्यको मूल संयोजकत्वमा गठित १३ सदस्यीय मूल आयोजक समितिले “वुद्ध जन्मेको देशमा आजका स्वर-लहरीहरु” शिर्षकमा अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब आयोजना गरेको थियो । बरिस्ठ साहित्यकारहरु डा. कविताराम श्रेष्ठ, कृष्णप्रकाश श्रेष्ठ र दामोदर पुडाशैनी रहनु भएको तीन सदस्यीय निर्णायक मण्डलको मूल्यांकन अनुसार उत्कृष्ट पाँच जना कवीहरुमा बिनोद न्यौपाने (वेलायत), विवेक दुलाल क्षेत्री (युएइ), शमा श्री (इजरायल), डा मन मूर्ति भुर्तेल (रसिया) र जगत नबोदित (वेलायत) पर्नु भएको छ । त्यसपछिका छ: जना उत्कृष्ट कवीहरुमा दीपक आचार्य “जलन” (कुबेत), बिशाल शाह (न्यू योर्क), लालानाथ घिमिरे (खाँदबारी), जीवन श्रेष्ठ (गोर्खा), डा साबित्रा काफ्ले (अस्ट्रेलिया), मोहन आचार्य जलाद (पोर्तुगल) र नारायण थापा हुनुहुन्छ । अभियाद्धारा छिट्टै काठमाण्डौंमा आयोजना गरिने बिशेष कार्यक्रमका बीच पहिलो पाँच जनालाई जनही रु १० हजार र प्रमाणपत्र र पछिल्लो छ: जना प्रत्येकलाई प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान गरिनेछ ।

कविताहरु प्रतियोगी र अप्रतियोगी गरी दुई किसिमका थिए । प्राप्त कविताहरुलाई बिशेष तयारीका साथ बुटवलबाट सन्चालित खस्यौली एफएम ९१.८ का रोहित ढकाल, सुमन श्रेष्ठ, सरोज कंडेल र कपिल ज्ञवालीले तयार गरी प्रसारण गरेको थियो भने अस्ट्रेलियाको एडिलेडबाट सन्चालित रेडियो, मेलबर्नबाट सन्चालित नेपाली संचार, कपिलवस्तुको रेडियो बाणगंगा, रेडियो मायादेवी, भ्वाइस अफ शाङ्रिला, रेडियो जनादेश र रेडियो मैत्रीले समेत ऐक्यबद्धता स्वरुप प्रसारण गरेका थिए । Read the rest of this entry »

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Historic Document: Document that made to change Korean textbooks

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 30, 2014

kamal-koiralaMillions of people globally are under the misconception on World Peace Messenger Lord Buddha’s birthplace. This is an injustice that requires correction. The LKD Movement, hence; is giving utmost priority to promoting correct information and we request all relevant person s to support us in this pursuit.

On behalf of the LKD Movement, the Global Coordinator of the Movement had written to that time Prime Minister of Nepal, Madhav Kumar Nepal in August 2010 underlining that correcting textbook erroneous information on Buddha’s birthplace from different countries is most and suggested Nepal government to initiate for this through diplomatic missions.

In December, 2011, Nepal’s Ambassador to Korea, Kamal Prasad Koirala wrote a letter to President Lee Myung-bak requesting him to change the erroneous information in South Korean textbooks regarding the birth place of Lord Buddha. And Korean Government already decided to change its erroneous textbook. We are posing here that historic document.

The diplomatic initiatives taken from the Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day World Campaign has yielded fruit regarding the correction of misinformation about Lord Buddha’s birthplace in Swedish textbooks. And now we need to spread this mission in other countries.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet UNESCO Lumbini Excavation Team: Buddha’s Birth Earlier Than Thought (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 5, 2014

Couple of months ago Lumbini excavation news was highlighted a lot in big international media because of new reveal on Buddha’s birth date. Let’s know about the team:

Prof Robin Coningham Durham University, UK

Robin is one of the co-directors of the excavations at Lumbini and one of the international experts on the larger UNESCO project. He has conducted extensive field work in Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and was part of an original UNESCO team that worked at Lumbini in 2001/2. He can normally be found excavating in the Temple, or deep in discussion with his co-director, Kosh.

Mr Kosh Acharya Pashupathi Development Trust/UNESCO, Nepal

Kosh is the other co-director of the excavations at Lumbini, and is an expert on the archaeology of the region. He possesses the wonderful ability to stay calm whilst everyone descends into panic around him, and is the most sartorially elegant member of the team. Kosh, the former Director General of Archaeology in Nepal, has excavated extensively in Nepal, and knows everything that is worth knowing about the archaeology of the Terai.

Dr Mark Manuel Durham University, UK
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Inside ‘Buddha’s birthplace’ – the Maya Devi temple in Lumbini (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 12, 2014

Nepal plans to develop Lumbini, long identified as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, as a World Peace City.

A final master plan to turn the area in southern Nepal into a global hub for peace and a centre for Buddhist learning was unveiled recently.

The proposal by the Korean International Development Agency envisages an investment of nearly $800 million.

Many argue that despite various attempts to convert Lumbini as the “Mecca of Buddhists”, the area is still neglected and requires billions of dollars in investment.

The latest developments came months after archaeologists uncovered remains of what is believed to be the earliest ever Buddhist shrine within the main Maya Devi temple.

Many experts believe the discovery may settle the dispute over the birth date of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha.

Anbarasan Ethirajan was given rare permission to film inside the Maya Devi temple in Lumbini.

 

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Nepal is the country where apostle of peace in the world, Buddha was born – Indian PM Modi

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 4, 2014

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday won the hearts and minds of Nepalese people when he began his gripping address to the Parliament in Nepali language, recalling his previous visit to the country as a pilgrim.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Subhash Chandra Nembang, Speaker of Nepalese Parliament in Katmandu on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Photo: PTI

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Final Master Vision Plan of Lumbini World Peace City Unveiled

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 27, 2014

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June 27, Lumbini: Final Master Vision Plan to develop Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, as the World Peace City (Lumbini Vishwa Shanti Nagrama) with an estimated budget of nearly 762 million USD was unveiled by Urban Planner and Designer Professor Kwaak Young Hoon today in a symposium amid the major stakeholders in Buddha Maya Garden Hotel, Lumbini.

Lumbini World Peace City Master Vision

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Peace March in San Francisco by Lumbini-Kapilvastu Peace Movement, California

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 13, 2014

Press Release 
(Post-Event)
Lumbini-Kapilvastu Peace Movement, California

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The Lumbini-Kapilvastu Peace Movement, California (LKPM, California) extends its heartiest thanks to all those individuals; different Nepalese Organizations in the bay area; volunteers; the Newa Organizations who participated with Lakhe cultural set; all the media people like Hamro Samaj, Janapukar, Motherland Nepal who help to send this message of solidarity across the countries, organizational Advisors and individual Advisors; and my fellow executive committee members, for making this Peace March Event happen successful in the historic city of San Francisco.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Advisor Singer Ani Dolma appointed Nat’l Ambassador of UNICEF Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2014

KATHMANDU, APR 12 Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Advisor Nepal’s singing nun Ani Choying Dolma has been appointed UNICEF Nepal’s first ever National Ambassador amidst a function chaired by President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in the capital on Friday.

Ani UNICEF Ambassador

As an ambassador, Ani will help UNICEF’s clarion call to protect Nepali children and adolescents from violence and create a happy and safe environment as an Ambassador where they can grow up to become functional adult, good parents and responsible citizens later in life. Read the rest of this entry »

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LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 to Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 22, 2014

Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent received LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 on the occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day. The award was given by Consulate General of Victoria His Excellency Chandra Yonjan in a function after Pako Festa parade in Geelong on 22nd of February, 2014. The award was supposed to be awarded on 1st of December, 2013 in a function organised in Melbourne, however; Mr. Clarke and Mr. Kent could not attend the program because of their program in Nepal.

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

Justification of the Award:

“Australia and Australians fall in love with Nepal, the birthplace  of Buddha and home to Sagamartha, Mt. Everest.  When Australians travel to Nepal, we are captured by the physical beauty of the Himalaya and its people.  We celebrate the wealth of Nepali hospitality and genuine kindness to each other and leg-weary travellers alike” – say  Graeme Kent and Brad Clarke.

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Promoting Nepal in Pako Festa

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 18, 2014

Pako Festa

We Nepalese are going to participate in Pako Festa – the Biggest of its kind in Australia – second time and that will be in Geelong on 22nd of February to promote Nepal as the country of the Mt. Everest and the Buddha. Nepal is one of the richest countries from cultural diversity view point. So come with your ethnical dress, if any and if you want, to make our participation more colourful and to show unity in diversity. Come with flag, musical instruments if you have any and show your talent.

Street stalls  9am-6pm Pakington Street, Geelong West.
Pako Festa Parade 11 am – 12 noon.
 

Our order number in the parade is 27. This number is located on Waratah Street, Geelong West. Our group should be at the procession assembly point by 10:15 am. Our parade order will be like this:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Plan to convert Buddha’s hometown into tourist site

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 11, 2014

By Manoj Poudel

KAPILVASTU, FEB 11 – The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) has commissioned a team to prepare the terms of reference for a master plan to develop the ancient city of Tilaurakot into a tourist destination.

Tilaurakot of Kapilvastu district is believed to be the Shakya capital city where Gautam Buddha lived until he was 29 years of age as prince Siddhartha, before he relinquished the royal luxury to seek spiritual enlightenment. The place is home to various archaeological sites that date back to the time of Buddha.

LDT Vice Chairman Karmasangbo Sherpa, who is also leading the team to prepare the project charter for the master plan, said they were in the final stage of the work.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Fresh perspective as dig reveals 9 post holes in Buddha’s birthplace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 10, 2014

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KAPILVASTU, FEB 09 – The recent excavations in Tilaurakot have led to the finding of not one or two but nine ‘post holes’, justifying that the supposed ancient Shakya Capital had been in existence well before the birth of Siddhartha, who later went on to become Gautam Buddha.

The post holes were found 50 metres north-west to the security walls of the palace remains. “The recent findings have provided a fresh perspective towards the ancient city of Tilaurakot, substantiating the historical significance of the city,” said Kosh Prasad Acharya, co-director of the excavation project and senior consultant archaeologist at UNESCO.

The findings have further excited the two well known archaeologists, Prof Robin Coningham, chief archaeologist of the Durham University, and Prof Ian Simpson, specialist of Stirling University, involved in the dig. The well preserved post holes had not been found in former excavations. The nine post holes that range from 15 to 20 diametres have been opened to public viewing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s Make This Year Pako Festa More Colourful Than Last Year

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 10, 2014

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We Nepalese are going to participate in Pako Festa – the Biggest of its kind in Australia – second time and that will be in Geelong on 22nd of February to promote Nepal as the country of the Mt. Everest and the Buddha. Nepal is one of the richest countries from cultural diversity view point. So come with your ethnical dress, if any and if you want, to make our participation more colourful and to show unity in diversity. Come with flag, musical instruments if you have any and show your talent.

Street stalls  9am-6pm Pakington Street, Geelong West.
Pako Festa Parade 11 am – 12 noon.
 

So arrive before 11 so that you will not have parking problem. More than 1 lakh people will be there and participation from more than 34 countries. They will allocate us particular place and definite time and the time will be before 11 am so that we can prepare before to start parade. I will let you know immediately after receiving the allocation information. Our parade order will be like this:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Correct misleading message on Lumbini

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 5, 2014

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Stakeholders stressed on need of a concerted effort from all including the government as well as the

Former Minister Deep Kumar Upadhyay recognition by the Movement for his special contribution in the parliament for World Peace City proposal Nepalese residing abroad to correct the misleading messages in textbooks of various countries regarding the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

 The participants of the interaction programme said as the curriculum of various nations are found disseminating wrong message that Lord Buddha was born in the northern part of India, there is a need to dispel such baseless fact from all the textbooks and other reading materials from across the globe.

The speakers, organised by Lumbini, Kapilvastu Day Movement, mainly focused on finding the ways and measures to effectively run the campaign so that wrong publicity about the birthplace of Siddharth Gautam could be corrected.

Speaking at the interaction, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha said it was very sad to know that the Lumbini related stakeholders have to struggle hard to establish the truth about the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Minister Shrestha added that the development of Lumbini was very necessary to dispel such misleading publicity. He said many Indian officials had stated that Lord Buddha was born in Nepal but the wrong publicity had resurfaced owing to some vested interests of some sections in India, the Minister clarified. He said that since the present government was an election government, it could not allocate essential amount of budget in time for Lumbini development. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solidarity for world peace and interaction programme conducted

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 13, 2013

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Dr. Krishna Aryal m Norway : 10th December, Oslo, On the occasion of the celebration of 5th anniversary of the Global Movement of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement, The National Committee of the movement of Norway organized a street show program about Buddha and Lumbini, Nepal as his Birthplace in front of the Nobel Peace Prize distribution building, Oslo city Hall. This is the day when the Nobel Peace Prize Distribution Ceremony held for 2013. This Nobel Peace Prize for this year has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposal to establish Buddha statue in World-Trade Center

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 4, 2013

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1st of December, Berkeley, CA Dr. Kishore Sherchand: The First Meeting of the Executive Committee of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement, California State Committee was held on the auspicious occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu day at Berkeley, CA. The meeting passed resolutions including to forward a letter to the “The One World-Trade Center” (also known as Freedom Tower) New York requesting to place a Buddha Statue as symbol of Peace in the center on behalf of the Lumbini – Kapilvastu Day Movement. The meeting also passed including the fulfillment of its committee members, and other important events such as Buddha Jayanti (Visaka Day) Observation in a collective way. Peace March Pass in San Francisco Downtown and other major cities, and honoring Buddhist scholars, social activists. etc. The meeting was chaired by the Ad hoc Committee Coordinator Kishore Sherchand. — in Berkeley, CA, United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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