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Work starts on reconstruction of Budhanilkantha Dharmashala

11 March 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Deputy Chief of the Embassy of India to Nepal Namgya C. Khampa and Chief Executive Officer of Nepal’s National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali jointly laid foundation stone for the reconstruction of Dharmashala at Budhanilkantha Temple, Kathmandu Thursday.

The reconstruction of Dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is the third of 28 cultural heritage conservation and restoration projects being under taken with a reconstruction of NRs 5800 million committed by Government of India for the cultural heritage sector, a statement issued by the Embassy of India in Nepal said.

All the 28 sites were identified by Government of Nepal and both India and Nepal signed an MoU in this regard in August 2017, the statement added.

The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is the implementing agency.

The Dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is expected to facilitate visit of pilgrims and tourists visiting this sacred temple, the statement said.

India has been working with Nepal for restoration of cultural heritage projects in past too, the Embassy of India said adding, “We have long cultural similarities, cultural heritage to preserve for the future generation.”

Earlier in November, 2019, the Mathadhish building for Budhaneelkantha temple built under India’s development cooperation scheme at a total cost of NR. 22 million.

The statement added that India is committed to work with Government of Nepal in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage sites in Nepal to preserve the living cultural heritage sites to their past glory.

Publish Date : 11 March 2021 17:04 PM

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