Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Posts Tagged ‘Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement’

बुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा केन्द्रित कुराकानी

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 16, 2016

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14 Years Aarya Pokharel’s Amazing Speech on Buddha and Lumbini

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 15, 2014

This video is the part of historic continuous 25 hours program on Buddha and Lumbini that was organized on the occasion 2638th Lumbini Day/ 2558th Buddha Jayanti/ 2603 Samuddha Jayanti of   jointly by Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement and Melbourne based 24/7 radio Nepali Sanchar. 14 years old Aarya Pokhrel, Madhu and Laxmi’s daughter, is very talented girl and her amazing speech on Buddha and Lumbini must be watched

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LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 to Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 22, 2014

Brad Clarke and Graeme Kent received LKDM Friend of Nepal Award 2013 on the occasion of 5th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day. The award was given by Consulate General of Victoria His Excellency Chandra Yonjan in a function after Pako Festa parade in Geelong on 22nd of February, 2014. The award was supposed to be awarded on 1st of December, 2013 in a function organised in Melbourne, however; Mr. Clarke and Mr. Kent could not attend the program because of their program in Nepal.

LKDM Friend of Nepal Award to Brad Clarke

Justification of the Award:

“Australia and Australians fall in love with Nepal, the birthplace  of Buddha and home to Sagamartha, Mt. Everest.  When Australians travel to Nepal, we are captured by the physical beauty of the Himalaya and its people.  We celebrate the wealth of Nepali hospitality and genuine kindness to each other and leg-weary travellers alike” – say  Graeme Kent and Brad Clarke.

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Even after Bedi Twitter apology, the first “Buddha” serial with misinformation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 20, 2013

Buddha_Zee_TVBuddha born in NepalCreating misinformation on Buddha birthplace from Indian side is not a new issue and Nepali side is very furious from this kind of regular drama and attempt to take an unnecessary advantage from Buddha’s Global importance. A recent Hindi language television serial, “Buddha” launched by Zee TV Network already frustrated Nepalese by Indian over interference.

 In reaction Nepalese did not limit them only in social medias, but also on September 13, staged demonstrations in the streets of Kathmandu against the serial, Nepal Cable TV Association blocked the channel when the new series on the life of Buddha premiered on Sunday (Sept. 8) and which prompted the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to post hastily the next day, September 14th, on its Facebook wall, “The question of where Lord Buddha was born was settled over 2000 years ago when Emperor Ashoka installed the pillar with his inscription in Lumbini. Buddha was born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal.”  And also actor and TV presenter and commentator Kabir Bedi Twitter apology appeared, “Yes, my friends, I mis-spoke. Forgive me. Lord Buddha was certainly born in Lumbini, Nepal. My apologies to all whose feelings were hurt.” And this issue got space in International papers like Huffington Post and Washington Post as well.

 Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement wrote letter to Chairman of Cabinet of Nepal Khil Raj Regmi, however; some Movement activists informed that when they had gone through the serials on line specially the first serial was very embarrassing because of not corrected misinformation. This clearly shows that Movement guess and writing letter to Chairman of Cabinet of Nepal were correct. And wrote another letter to him as our guess was correct and the scenario is changed now.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Press Release over Mahabodhi blasts

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 9, 2013

Press Release over Mahabodhi blasts.

Nine low-intensity blasts took place early on Sunday morning – leaving two monks bodhgayainjured – in quick succession at the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, which is annually visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the world.

The temple’s sanctum sanctorum and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town.

Anil Goswami, Union Home Secretary of India, said in New Delhi that serial explosions inside and outside Mahabodhi Temple complex were a terror attack and NIA and NSG teams have been sent for post-blasts investigations. Security has been beefed at the temple and adjoining areas, Bihar police chief DGP Abhayanand told reporters, adding CCTV footage was being examined for leads to the terrorists.

The explosions, the first of its type to target the town and the temple, a UNESCO heritage site, took place between 5:30 and 5:58 am. The explosives were set off by timers.

Buddha is revered as a Messenger of Peace. He is known as the Light of Asia but is also the Light of the World as his message of peace and non-violence has become more relevant. “All of us can learn from the Buddha’s spirit of compassion. His timeless teachings can help us to navigate the many global problems we face today. The need for global solidarity may seem like a modern concept, but it is not. More than 2,500 years ago, Buddha taught that nothing exists in isolation, and that all phenomena are interdependent. Just as profoundly, he taught that we cannot be happy as long as others suffer and that when we do reach out, we discover the best in ourselves.” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddha gift to Julia Gillard by Nepalese Community

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2013

Assistant Minister Hon David Bradbury, MP Hon Ms. Michelle Rowland, Primi Minister Rt. Hon. Julia Gillard, Ram Kumar Shrestha and Mahendra Lamsal
Assistant Minister Hon David Bradbury, MP Hon Ms. Michelle Rowland, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Julia Gillard, Ram Kumar Shrestha and Mahendra Lamsal

Prime Minister Office, Canberra, Australia, 19th June, 2013 On behalf of the Nepalese community living in Australia Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Ram Kumar Shrestha and Australia’s Sub-Continent Ministerial Consultative Committee Member Mahendra Lamsal jointly presented the gift of Buddha statue and peace wish letter to the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard. While presenting the gift Mr. Shrestha and Mr. Lamsal said that Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal and, hence; Nepalese community decided to present Peace symbol Buddha statue wishing peace in Australia along with its prosperous development. Prime Minister Gillard thanked for the gift and wish letter and expressed her happiness to have opportunity to decorate her office with the peace symbol Buddha. Immediately after the program Prime Minister Julia Gillard garnished her office show case by the Buddha statue presented by the Nepalese community.

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NAV Excellence Award 2013: Movement Activists Overwhelmed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2013

Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement activists this year overwhelmed after NAV Excellence Award 2013 announcement as its Global Coordinator, Solangture (one of its Directors Raju Shakya is in Lumbini Promotion International Committee), Nepali Sanchar Media (its Managing Director Promod K. Soni in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), Sahitya Sangeet Jamaghat (some active members of this Jamaghat Anupam Sayar, Sabin Thapa and Ramjee Poudel are in Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee), United Football Club (one of the most active members of the club Mahesh K. Shrestha is the Vice president of Geelong Nepalese Association that played active role in this year Pako Festa) were awarded and Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah, who played active role in this year Pako Festa got appreciation for her active role in community activities. NAV Excellence Award 2013 winner Rohan Khanal topped this year VCE with score 99.4%.

Award to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for its Commendable Service to Nepalese Community
Award to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for its Commendable Service to Nepalese Community

Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), on behalf of Nepalese Community in Victoria, has successfully concluded a year round program with presentation of the NAV Excellence Award 2013 in an event on 12th May 2013 at Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia. The event was packed with cultural program and Gala Dinner serving Nepalese traditional food.

The Gala Dinner and the Award presentation event was presented by Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV) and managed by Solangture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris Demuth Advocates “Buddha was born in Nepal”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2013

Chris Demuth talks about Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World where Zakaria is giving absolutely wrong information on Buddha’s birthplace and Mr Demuth advocates not buying the book as it does lie. He was surprised with India’s claim that Buddha was born in India.  Mr Demuth also suggests signing the petition to advocate Buddha was born in Nepal and not in India.

zakaria-book1Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.

Zakaria is the author of few books including The Post-American World. His last two books have both been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into over 25 languages.

Fareed Zakaria opened up about his plagiarism scandal in an interview with the New York Times.  He got into severe trouble after he was found to have lifted a paragraph from a recent New Yorker article for a column in Time. He was suspended from that magazine and from CNN.

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MNTV Highlights Pako Festa Nepalese Participation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013

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Buddha was born in Nepal – Lhochhar 2013 message

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2013

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Nepal was promoted in Pako Festa, Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2013

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23 February 2013 Geelong, Australia: Geelong, the second biggest city of Victoria in Australia, transformed into a multicultural melting pot as thousands flocked to the thirty-first annual Pako Festa. It incorporated an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organizations. The street was lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over hundred thousand people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.

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Because of very nominal Nepalese in Geelong, Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha requested other Nepalese communities living in other cities to use Pako Festa as opportunity to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. His idea was for Nepal to take advantage of this big gathering from different counties to try to dismiss misinformation of Buddha’s birthplace. Nepalese Association of Victoria President Bom Yonjan, Nepali Sanchar Managing Director Pramod K Soni and Namaste Nepal News Chief Editor Sabin Thapa, and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Victoria Committee were active for necessary input and mobilized community members to participate in the festival to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest. Nepalese communities promoted Nepal through flags, banners, Nepali music, dance, Nepali dress and stalls. Miss Nepal Australia 2012 Deepashree Shah represented our country with a Kumari dance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepalese Participating in Pako Festa – the Biggest of its kind in Australia

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2013

Lumbini

pakologosmapNepalese Community is going to participate first time in Pako Festa that will held on 23rd of February, 2013. Different organizations from Melbourne and Ballarat will join the festival and Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement effort will to introduce Nepal as the birthplace of Buddha. In the festival Miss Nepal Australia, 2012 Deepashree Shah will perform Kumari dance.

Pako Festa, now in its  thirty-first year, is Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, free,  annual community arts festival – the biggest of its kind in Australia. Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, “the multicultural heart of Geelong”, it incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations. The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become Victoria’s premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last three years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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THE HIMALAYAN TALK : RAM KUMAR SHRESTHA SHARES HIS VIEWS

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2012

[Ram Kumar Shrestha, the Global Coordinator of ‘Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement’, founded in 2009 for raising awareness of the Buddha birth place Lumbini and Kapilvastu also, spoke to us tonight from Melborne, Australia. He opines that every Nepalese has a sacred duty to join hands towards the movement he has started for world peace through the Buddha’s teachings and messages. He strongly asserts that the Buddha was born in present day Lumbini of southern Nepal.]

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Global Voice on Peace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2012

On the auspicious occasion of 4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day, the Movement created this clip to spread Buddha’s peace message all over the world.   Participants:

Agni Frank Eickermann -Spiritual leader, USA
Venerable Samahita Thero, Sri Lanka
Miss Nepal Australia 2011 – Reecha Dhital
Miss Nepal Australia 2012 – Deepashree Shah
Mister Nepal Australia 2012 – Niraj Sharma
Ram Kumar Shrestha – Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator
Indu Nishani Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka

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मेलबर्नमा चौथो लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस बिभिन्न कार्यक्रम सहित सम्पन्न

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 2, 2012

१ डिसेम्बर २०१२, प्रेस्टन, मेलबर्न : भारतले नक्कली लुम्बिनी निर्माण कार्य सन २०१२ सम्ममा सम्पन्न गर्ने किसिमले सन २००९ को अन्तसम्ममा झन्डै असी प्रतिशत कार्य सम्पन्न भैसक्ता समेत त्यसबारे बुद्धभूमि नेपालका तर्फबाट भने कुनै पनि स्तरबाट कुनै पनि रुपमा आवाज उठेको नपाईएकोले बिभिन्न देशमा छरिएर रहेका नेपालीहरुले जे जस्तो रुपमा हुन्छ आवाज उठाउनु पर्छ भनी १ डिसेम्बर २००९ मा   कपिलवस्तु दिवस विस्व दिवसको रुपमा मनाउन शुरु गरिएकोमा धेरैको सुझाबलाई ध्यानमा राखी गत बर्षदेखि अभियानको नाम लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानमा परिवर्तन गरिएको थियो । यसरी नाम परिवर्तन गरेपस्चात अभियानले पहिलो पटक आफ्नो बार्षिकी बिभिन्न देशमा मनाउने क्रममा आज मेलबर्नको प्रेस्टनमा बिभिन्न कार्यक्रम सहित चौथो लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस मनाइएको छ ।

मेलबर्नको पहिलो २४/७ नेपाली संचार रेडियोको संयुक्त रुपमा बिमोचन गर्दै भिक्टोरियाका लागि अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम चन्द्र योन्जन र अभियानका बिस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ (साथ रेडियोका प्रबन्ध निर्देशक प्रमोद के सोनी)

मेलबर्नको पहिलो २४/७ नेपाली संचार रेडियोको संयुक्त रुपमा बिमोचन गर्दै भिक्टोरियाका लागि अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम चन्द्र योन्जन र अभियानका बिस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ (साथ रेडियोका प्रबन्ध निर्देशक प्रमोद के सोनी)

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कार्यक्रमलाई संबोधन गर्ने क्रममा भिक्टोरियाका लागि अबैतनिक महाबाणिज्य दूत महामहिम चन्द्र योन्जनले वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयलाई लिएर विस्वब्यापी रुपमा आवाज उठाइरहेको यस अभियानका गतिबिधि मेलबर्नमा खटकिरहेकोमा अभियानका विस्व संयोजकको आगमनसंगै मेलबर्नमा अभियानका यस किसिमका गतिबिधि भिक्टोरियामा बसोबास गर्ने नेपालीहरुलाई एक सूत्रमा बाँध्ने माध्यम हुन सक्ने बताउँदै अभियानको उद्धेस्य प्राप्तीका लागि आफ्नो अधिकार क्षेत्रभित्र पर्ने कुनै पनि सहयोग गर्न आफू सधैं तत्पर रहेको बताउनु भयो ।  Read the rest of this entry »

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