Int’l conference on Lumbini to be organized in Brussels

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KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Global Movement, an initiative formed at the people’s level for the promotion of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is going to organize an international-level conference in Brussels of Belgium on November 30 and December 1, 2015.

A 23-member main organizing committee under the leadership of Ram Kumar Shrestha (Australia) has been formed by expanding the nine-member main organizing committee formed earlier, according to Damodar Prasad Acharya, a member of the Main Organizing Committee and Europe Advisor of the Movement.

The expanded committee comprises Nepalis living in Belgium and other European countries including Associate Professor Dr Bal Gopal Shrestha (Netherlands), Hari Prasad Poudel (Netherlands), Dr Yagya Adhikari (Germany) and Yubaraj Gurung (Belgium), among others.

Likewise, Harihar Aryal (France), Hemanta Upadhyay (France), Dr Maheshwor Rupakheti (Germany), Dr Rabi Panta (UK), Dr Krishna Aryal (Norway), Prof Dr Krishna Panth (Norway) and Prof Dr Miroz Shakya (USA), among others are in the Main Organizing Committee.

Acharya told RSS from Belgium that the European Commission’s European Institution for Asian Studies based in Brussels has also pledged to support through sponsorship and sending delegates to attend the conference.

Earlier, the proposed International Conference on Gautam Buddha to be held in Brussels on May 4-5 was called off due to the April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’ in Nepal. RSS