KATHMANDU: Nepal has been intensifying efforts to make it known to the world that Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. Backing this cause, the Non Residential Nepalese have declared to install a statute of Lord Buddha in the premise of International Criminal Court in Hague, Netherlands.
The idol will have inscription below it stating that the Lord Buddha was born in Nepal, Chairperson of NRNA International Coordination Council Jiba Lamichhane said while speaking at the conclusion of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the Association in Manila.
Lamichhane said that the NRNA-ICC was working in close coordination with Nepal’s foreign ministry and the Hague officials to install the statue within a month.
He said that the Association aimed to install the statue during the upcoming Europe Regional Conference of NRNA next month arguing that the measure will help in respelling misconception about the Buddha’s birth place.
The Conference concluded on Sunday issuing the Manila Declaration which includes issues related to the registration of NRNA, Identity Card to NRNs provided by the government, amendment of the statute of NRNA, problems faced by NRNs in Asia Pacific region, voting rights of NRNs and utilizing of remittance among others.
The meet was participated by over hundred NRNAs from 12 nations in the Asia Pacific Region.