Without any logic based on the reality, facts and figures always controversial ideas, knowledge and thoughts are shared by majority of an influential Indian ancient sages, scholars, diplomats and politicians spreading rumours to keep innocent mass in an illusion and delusion so that they can fool to bull and rule over them. These are the main characteristics of Indian elites and ruling mentality people I suppose. Otherwise, they would have dare to spread the truth correcting the mistakes made by their ancestors, sages, scholars and diplomats instead of becoming a viral in spreading the false knowledge across the globe about the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha and also about genocide of girls/women ideologies and practices that they have it.
Indian elites and ruling mentality scholars and people always love to dominate women, poor and innocent people sharing their ill knowledge and thoughts using religious means in the named of gods and goddesses and making them believed that it is a God words. This has been proven from the fact that how their ancient sages written different holy scriptures such as the Law of Manu, Garuda Puran, etc which don't have any rational that are beneficial for humankind and humanity. These kinds of their holy scriptures are very much controversial and written to degrade certain group of people mainly women, innocent people, poor and dalit (untouchable) to fool, bull and rule over them promoting gender-based discrimination and caste system.
Similarly, India and some Indian always love to claim that Nepal is an Indian territory and Buddha was born in India. They might be doing this because our country is small compared to Pakistan and China their neighbours, we, Nepalese share everything (e.g. religions, customs, rituals, traditions, feast and festivals, etc) similar like Indian, and our border is open to India.
I like this statement made by Prof. Rajesh Kochhar, an Indologists from India who said:
“ Orissa is very poor. It will benefit greatly from tourism if Buddha were born there? Can we not rotate Buddha's birth place like the Olympics or the cricket match venue?”
He meant that the birth place of certain historical personages always made full of controversies.
Dragging Tourists by hook and crook is the main reason WHY Indian scholars and diplomats are always claiming that Buddha was born in India. Nepal can be prospered through tourism because Nepal is a nature made heaven nation. We've everything what nature should provide to make it astonishing which other nations don't have it. This is the strength of Nepal and Nepal and what we've to do just correct and promote our attitude and behavior towards our guests and visitors and improve our infrastructure.
It is not the matter of any RELIGION to be promoted in Nepal. It is the matter of Tourism to be promoted for the national prosperity in the name of awaken person of this world.
Wake up Nepalese Wake up! Without prejudice and bull minded just critically THINK about WHY we, Nepalese needs to scream to the world to tell the truth to 7 billion people about awaken man of this world, who was physically born in Lumbini Nepal BUT spiritually awaken in India from where philosophy of Buddhism has been originated.
"Tourist from Buddhist Countries to get Visa on Arrival Sahai Inaugurates International Buddhist Conclave"
Union Tourism Minister Shri Subodh Kant Sahai has said that tourist from countries having sizable Buddhist population such as Thailand and Malaysia would be provided the facility of Visa on Arrival ( VOA). Inaugurating a two day International Buddhist Conclave at Varanasi today, he said his Ministry had also decided to develop a Ghat in the temple town Varanasi in the name of Lord Buddha on the bank of river Ganga. He said his Ministry had adopted a Keep India Clean Mission to keep clean the cities particularly tourist places across the country to attract maximum tourists. The Minister appealed to the State Governments to take initiatives for the success this Mission. He assured full cooperation of his Ministry to the state Government local administration to keep the holy city of Varanasi clean.
Shri Sahai said India being the land of origin of Buddhism, is the main attraction for the Buddhist tourists from across the globe. He said his Ministry is drawing up plans to to attract more tourists from Buddhist countries by providing them special facilities. Buddhism being a world religion now, its sites have a great attraction for tourists’ world over. The Ministry of Tourism is continuing with its efforts in identifying more and more Buddhist Circuits and developing them in holistic and integrated manner.
Shri Sahai announced that his Ministry has identified three circuits to be developed as part of Buddhist Circuits during the 12th Five Year Plan.they are:Circuit 1: The Dharmayatra or the Sacred Circuit - This will be a 5 to 7 days circuit and will include visits to Gaya (Bodhgaya), Varanasi (Sarnath), Kushinagar, Piparva ( Kapilvastu) with a day trip to Lumbini in Nepal.Circuit 2: Extended Dharmayatra or Extended Sacred Circuit or Retracing Buddha’s Footsteps - This will be a 10 to 15 days circuit and will include visit to Bodhgaya (Nalanda, Rajgir, Barabar caves, Pragbodhi Hill, Gaya), Patna (Vaishali, Lauriya Nandangarh, Lauriya Ariraj, Kesariya, Patna Museum), Varanasi(Sarnath), Kushinagar, Piparva (Kapilvastu, Shravasti, Saniska) with a day trip to Lumbini in Nepal.Circuit 3: Buddhist Heritage Trails State Circuits- Jammu and Kashmir - Ladakh, Srinagar and Jammu; Himachal Pradesh - Dharamshala, Spiti, Kinnaur and Lahaul. Shri Sahai expressed the hope that deliberations at the conclave would help us to carry on this process of identifying and developing more Buddhist circuits.
The Tourism Minister said that tourism today is being looked upon as a driver of economic growth. India too has seen rapid development in tourism over the last few years apart from promoting our rich heritage and culture and its diversity. He said during 12th Five Year Plan period we have identified around 35 major integrated circuits and destinations having potential to attract a large number of tourists. It is proposed to develop around 20 tourism parks on the lines of Sentosa Islands in Singapore
The conclave is being held with a view to showcasing and projecting the Buddhist Heritage of India. The delegates at the conclave include the International Buddhist scholars, tour operators and media both domestic and international who actively promote Buddhist Tourism. About 130 Overseas guests including Buddhist Scholars/Tour Operators and Media representatives (mainstream media and travel journalists) from 30 countries including Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Holland, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Phillipines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam are attending the conclave. More than one hundred Indian Tour Operators, Scholars, Media personnel from 16 States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Bihar are also attending the Conclave.
The Conclave is an important tourism marketing event designed to bring together international buyers from around the world particularly from the popular Buddhist destinations like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, China etc. together, to interact, promote and sell, with the objective of increasing tourist arrivals to India and specifically to the Buddhist sites in different states.
The Conclave sessions include Technical sessions on Buddhism for scholars, and travel and Tourism sessions for the media and Tour operators. The delegates will also be taken for site visits to Bodh Gaya and Nalanda. The International Buddhist Conclave in India is being organized after a period of two years. The last Conclave was organized in Nalanda in February 2010.
by Samir/suman source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/pmreleases.aspx?mincode=36
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