Kathmandu, Aug. 31 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said Pashupatinath should be a developed site so that its importance would be known to many. Similarly, restoration of pristine Bagmati River could enhance its holiness.
Since Pashupathnath is the origin of knowledge, philosophy and civilization, special attention should be paid for its development and its revitalization is imperative,” the PM said in his remarks after jointly inaugurating the Nepal-India Pashupati Friendship Dharmashala with Indian PM Narendra Modi Friday evening.
On the occasion, PM Oli said that Dharmashala was the bridge to join two countries.
PM Oli was of the view that the slogan of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis’ was floated as per the aspiration of ‘Sarbe Bhavantu Sukhina’ of the Oriental philosophy. PM Oli also invited the Indian PM for Lumbini visit.
Dharmashala to strengthen people to people relations: Indian PM Modi
Likewise, Indian PM Modi expressed confidence that the Dharmashala would become a medium to strengthen the people to people relations between the two countries.
Modi said, “The follower of Lord Shiva wants to visit Pashupati Temple once in his/her life. Muktinath, Pashupatinath, Janakpur and Lumbini represent Nepal by uniting on its diversity. The Dharmashala would help promote religious tourism.”
Likewise, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari said that the Ramayan and Buddhist circuits help promote cultural relations between the people of both the countries.
The Nepal-India Pashupati Friendship Dharmashala, a rest house for pilgrims, was constructed in the Pashupatinath Temple premises, Gaushala. The Dharmashala providing facilities equal to a three-star hotel was built at the cost of Rs 200 million. With the operation of Dharmashala, the tours of religious tourists of Nepal, India and other countries can be arranged in group. The Dharmashala can accommodate 398 persons at a time and has four rooms for the VIPs. It is coming into operation with the inauguration.