Kushinagar to Lumbini: reviving the values of peace and harmony
Mission Bhartiyam, an India-based NGO, aims to revive the values of peace, harmony and brotherhood that are integral to Indian as well as South Asian sensibilities. To initiate the motive of people-to-people communication across South Asia, a march from Kushinagar(India) to Lumbini(Nepal) was organized by Mission Bhartiyam, in collaboration with Youth Foundation Nepal and South Asia Peace Alliance. The march was a symbol of brotherhood that we want to extend to Nepal. Seminars were held at both Kushinagar and Lumbini to discuss how people can contribute to build and maintain relations between India and Nepal and in the entire South Asian region.
In the seminar held on 17th August, at Kushinagar, the speakers included Shri Virendra Tiwari(Birla Dharamshala), Shri Balindra Singh, Devisharan Tripathi(vice principal of Buddha Inter college), Shri Umesh, Shri Suresh Gupta(lecturer of Geography), Bhikshu Gautam and Sunil KC of Youth Foundation Nepal.
Virendra Tiwari talked about the relation of a shared sense of history and culture between India and Nepal. For south Asia, he spoke about how strong bonds can be mutually-benefiting. He remarked, “Euro is stronger than Dollar because Euro is a successful collaboration of many countries. South Asia united can do wonders”.
Devisharan Tripathi remarked that, “there exists relations of culture, of shared history, of kinship and marital alliance and most importantly, of similar challenges”.
Shri Balindra Singh remarked that, “interaction is the solution for all problems. He also added that for India’s own respect and prosperity, relations with Nepal is important”.
Bhikshu Gautam bestowed blessings for this event and also shared some of the teachings of Gautam Buddha.
The seminar was concluded by Ravi Nitesh, Founder and core member of Mission Bhartiyam by appealing to the academicians that they should spread the word for the need for peace, harmony and prosperity in South Asia to their students.
After the seminar, a delegation of 15 people including Sunil Pandey, Shariq Naqvi, K. M Yadav, Pankaj Pathak, Satish, Lalit, Rahul Srivastava, Abhishek Shukla, Sunam Thapa and others reached Lumbini for a seminar and open discussion with students.
In Lumbini, there was a seminar followed by an open discussion.
Indra Kafle shared the teachings of Buddha. He remarked that, “for spreading peace, we need to have peace in our minds”.