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Another Chinese foundation plans to raise $ 3b to make Lumbini ‘magnet for Buddhists’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 20, 2011

Months after plans of a Chinese private sector company to invest Rs 8 billion to develop Lumbini as an International

Buddha Center hogged media headlines there comes news that a Chinese-backed foundation is planning to raise $ 3 billion to help Nepal develop Buddha’s birthplace.

According to Reuters, the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation plans to raise the aforesaid amount at home and abroad “to build temples, an airport, a highway, hotels, convention centres and a Buddhist university in the town of Lumbini.”

Interestingly, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is the vice-chairman of the foundation which aims to transform Lord Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal “into a magnet for Buddhists in the same way as Mecca is to Muslims and the Vatican for Catholics”, the report adds.

The foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal government last month to jointly develop and operate Lumbini.

According to the report, the foundation also pledged to bring communications, water and electricity to Lumbini.

“Lumbini will transcend religion, ideology and race. We hope to rejuvenate the spirit of Lord Buddha,” Xiao Wunan, a devout Buddhist who is executive vice president of the foundation, told the news agency.

The development of Lumbini will also help boost government revenues, create jobs and improve infrastructure in the impoverished corner of Nepal, the report cited the memorandum as stating. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bahrain Military And Security Forces Attack Protesters

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


What could be the secret behind Baharain problem secret?
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Sri Lanka Rising Star Of Asian Economy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 26, 2011

“Which country had the best performing market in 2010? Fox News asked in a special report on Sri Lanka. ‘Guess what? It was not the United States of America! The best performing stock market was Sri Lanka’s CSE which was up 96% for the year’,” they said, the Sri Lanka government website said Wednesday.

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World’s Muslim Population Expected To Grow Twice As Fast As Non-Muslims In 20 Years: Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 27, 2011


Really? What will happen that time then?
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Hajj, Muslim Pilgrimage, Observed In Saudi Arabia (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 17, 2010


I respect all religion, rather than religion the basic of each religion. My congratulation and best wishes to all of them.
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Indian Holy Site To Be Divided Between Hindus And Muslims, Court Rules

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 1, 2010


We must not divided in the name of religion. Religion is religion if it unites people and not religion if divides people.
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‘World’s Largest Clock’ (PHOTOS): Saudis Build Giant Clock, Want ‘Mecca Time’ To Replace GMT

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2010


Middle East keeping records in many sectors now.
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‘World’s Largest Clock’ (PHOTOS): Saudis Build Giant Clock, Want ‘Mecca Time’ To Replace GMT

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2010


Is this so easy to change as thought?
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