Showing posts with label Lumbini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lumbini. Show all posts

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sri Lankan President To Arrive Tuesday; Will Visit Religious Places

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit Nepal on Tuesday for attending 18th SAARC Summit starting few days ahead. President MR will visit Buddhist monastery of Chabahil (Charumati) in Kathmandu which has been a symbol of historic relations between Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Charumati, a daughter of Emperor Ashoka who set up the Monastery 2,300 years ago, brought Buddhism to Nepal while Sanghamitra and son Mahendra brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka.

The visit on the occasion of the meeting is President Rajapaksa's second visit to Nepal. The President and the First lady visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha in 2009.

All necessary preparations for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Lumbini visit that is going to take place on the eve of SAARC 18th Summit have been completed.

Special attention has been focused on Lumbini with the confirmation of visits of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksha and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to this historic place and security here has been beefed up, keeping in mind the visit of SAARC special guests. Lumbini is all got ready to welcome the SAARC special guests to the town.

Sri Lankan President To Arrive Tuesday; Will Visit Religious Places

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit Nepal on Tuesday for attending 18th SAARC Summit starting few days ahead. President MR will visit Buddhist monastery of Chabahil (Charumati) in Kathmandu which has been a symbol of historic relations between Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Charumati, a daughter of Emperor Ashoka who set up the Monastery 2,300 years ago, brought Buddhism to Nepal while Sanghamitra and son Mahendra brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka.

The visit on the occasion of the meeting is President Rajapaksa's second visit to Nepal. The President and the First lady visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha in 2009.

All necessary preparations for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Lumbini visit that is going to take place on the eve of SAARC 18th Summit have been completed.

Special attention has been focused on Lumbini with the confirmation of visits of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksha and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to this historic place and security here has been beefed up, keeping in mind the visit of SAARC special guests. Lumbini is all got ready to welcome the SAARC special guests to the town.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nepali Protests as Modi Reschedules Tour Cancelling Visits to 3 Places

People of Janakpur and other places in Nepal are protesting as soon as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cancellation his scheduled visit to these towns spread.

PM Modi's visit to 3 different places was scheduled during his trip to Nepal to attend 14th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu from November 26-27, 2014.

The Indian external affairs ministry confirmed the cancellation due to "unavoidable domestic commitments and pre-scheduled travels within" India.

During his last visit to Kathmandu last month, Prime Minister Modi had expressed a desire to visit other places in Nepal, including Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.

There has been widespread interest in Prime Minister's schedule in the upcoming visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Modi Visit to Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath Cancelled

The scheduled visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on three places apart from Kathmandu has been cancelled. The visit was confirmed while arrival of Modi on the occasion of 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu after a week.

Different political parties were protesting against Modi's speech in Lumbini, Muktinath, Janakpur which resulted in cancellation of the event. Indian Embassy confirmed the notice which might be due to insecurity. PM Modi had told he would visit Lumbini last month during first visit to Nepal.
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