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Nepal to Conduct Conference on Buddhism May 19-21

Nepal is going to conduct the conference in order to further aggrandize the homeland of Lord Buddha, Lumbini all over the globe

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Lumbini. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

By Aakash Jakhar

Nepal, a Sovereign state in South Asia is trying to endeavour in becoming the centre for Buddhism, which is why they have decided to host a three-day event,  a multinational conference which would emphasize upon the Buddhist culture and the life and living of Lord Buddha. The conference is to be held from May, 19th to 21st of May in Kathmandu, the nation’s capital city.

Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation addressed media in a news conference in Kathmandu on Saturday and said, Nepal is going to conduct the conference in order to further aggrandize the homeland of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, all over the globe.

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The country’s government is doing the spadework to organize this multinational-level conference for the colossal publicity of the indispensable heritages left surviving in Lumbini and promulgate the concept of world peace.

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A committee of 501 members has already been composed by the Council of Ministers under the headship of Minister Pokharel in order to make the conference a striking success.

On the juncture, the Vice Chairman of Lumbini Development Fund Nigrodh Siddhartha exhibited his confidence that this conference would surely aid for evolving Lumbini as a pious centre and stimulate the religious and cultural tourism of Nepal.

The government has delivered invitation to General Ban Ki-moon(UN Secretary) , premier of states of the contiguous countries and ministers for culture, high-authority representatives from various countries and federations as well as Buddhist polymaths and contemplatives for their involvement in the multinational conference.

Aakash Jakhar is an engineering graduate from Sat Kabir Institute of Technology and Management, Haryana. Twitter: @DabanggDragon

 

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Leprosy-free status was given to the Himalayan nation after it declared elimination of the disease in 2009. However, that status could be lost if prevalence rate reaches one per cent of total population, Kathmandu Post reported on Thursday.

Experts already fear that this marks the resurgence of the disease in Nepal. The percentage could be more, an official said, as the current given figures have been derived just from preliminary data.

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Sishir Silwal, a focal person for the leprosy control programme in Gulmi district, said regular review meetings for leprosy, which should be held every four months, has not been held for the last eight months.

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