Preparations for Int’l Conference on Lumbini on war footing

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: Preparations for the international conference on Lumbini to be organised in Brussels of Belgium on November 30 and December 1 are moving ahead on a war footing manner, the organising committee said.

The Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Global Movement, an initiative formed at the people’s level, is going to organise the mega event on its seventh anniversary of establishment for promotion of Lumbini and to quash the rumours spread against the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

The movement has believed that successful completion of the conference would also help contribute to Nepal’s economy at large through tourism promotion.

The movement organised a discussions programme on Sunday in Brussels for launching the fundraising steps in an effective way as the total cost of the conference is estimated to be high, member of the conference main organising committee and Europe advisor of movement Damodar Prasad Acharya told RSS. Total cost of the seminar is estimated to be as high as 50,000 Euro.

On the occasion, Advisor of the Non Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) International Coordination Council Yubraj Gurung said that success of the conference refers to pride of Nepal and Nepalis living in Belgium.

Europe coordinator of NRNA International Coordination Council Arjun Kumar Shrestha, chairman of NRNA Belgium Gangadhar Gautam, chairman of Nepali People’s Progressive Forum Chitra Subedi, chairman of Nepali Samaj in Belgium Krishna Prasad Regmi, executive member of Belgium-Nepal Chamber of Commerce CP Bhatta, Jiban Gurung of Tamu Society Belgium and others attended the programme.

Acharya added that some Belgians would also be included in the main organising committee. A 23-member main organising committee under the leadership of Ram Kumar Shrestha (Australia) had already been formed by expanding the nine-member main organising committee formed earlier.

Source: Nepal News