Global Campaign to promote Lumbini asks Govt. for assistance

Posted on / Media Coverage / By The Rising Nepal

Kathmandu, March 8: Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day World Campaign, an initiative of the non-resident Nepalese to publicise and promote the birthplace of Lord Gautam, Lumbini, Nepal, has asked the government for the assistance to the two-day international conference on Lumbini to be held on May 4-5 in Brussels, Belgium.

Member of the main organising committee of the international conference, Damodar Acharya, who is also the Europe advisor of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day World Campaign, recently made a phone conversation with Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dipak Chandra Amatya, to this effect.

Ram Kumar Shrestha, coordinator of the Campaign and the main organising committee of the conference, had written to the Finance Minister on January 29 for the cooperation and the financial support. Shrestha’s email letter was also sent as notification to Foreign Ministry and Tourism Ministry with recommendation from the Nepalese embassy in Belgium.

According to a press release, a hard copy of the letters has again been sent to the Finance Ministry and others concerned as the ministers seemed to have not received the emailed letters.

Similarly, Acharya also requested Nepalese permanent representative to UNESCO and Nepalese ambassador to France, Ambika Devi Luitel, for follow up and provide other necessary helps to ensure participation of UNESCO director general, Irina Bokova. The Campaign has already invited Bokova for the participation in the global conference to be held on the occasion Buddha Jayanti (birth anniversary).

The campaign had earlier, briefed Prime Minister Sushil Koirala during his visit to Belgium while returning from the 69 General Assembly of the UN in New York in October. PM Koirala had assured the Campaign for necessary assistance.