LKGCB to promote Nepal tourism in Belgium

Posted on / Media Coverage / By The Rising Nepal

Kathmandu, July 29: With a view to promoting Nepal’s tourism, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Global Campaign, Belgium (LKGCB) has decided to set up an info stall at the Manifiesta, a yearly solidarity festival being held in Bredene of Belgium, to be held from September 16-18.

According to the press statement of the LKGCB issued today, materials to promote Nepal’s tourism including teachings of peace and non-violence of Gautam Buddha, display of documentary on Lumbini will be some special features of the info stall.

There will also be a food stall so as to create fund for the non-profit organisation, LKGCB.

Thousands of people from around the world visit the Manifiesta.

Damodar Prasad Acharya, chairman of LKGCB, informed that Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has instructed Tourism Board to provide necessary materials to be displayed at the stall for promoting tourism in Nepal. “I have a regular contact with Minister Ananda Prasad Pokharel and he has assured me of providing necessary materials for promoting tourism. I also have contact with Tourism Secretary Prem Kumar Rai and he has informed me that Tourism Board has been instructed to arrange for sending the materials here in Belgium in time,” Acharya told the TRN online on Friday in a phone conversation.

Belgium government has on July 8, 2016, recognized LKGCB as a non-profit organisation.

LKGC has been organizing different programs to promote Lumbini, birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and tourism in Nepal.

To work together for social and cultural activities in Belgium, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Global Campaign, Belgium and Active Intercultural Federation have agreed and both have signed in a contract on 04 June 2016.