Buddha- Nepal peace foundation announces peace rally in San Francisco.

Buddha- Nepal peace foundation announces peace rally in San Francisco.

Buddha – Nepal Peace Foundation California announces a peace rally in the heart of the historic city of San Francisco on Saturday, May 28, 2016, starting from 2:00 PM at Union Square on the Auspicious occasion of Shakyamuni Buddha’s 2559th Birth Anniversary.

The Buddha Nepal Peace Foundation is a California-based nonprofit organization registered in 2014 was previously known as The Lumbini Kapilbastu Peace movement has been organizing Peace parch every year in the Greater Bay area Nepalese participation.  According to the Foundation’s general Secretary Sunil Raj Karnikar, they have scheduled to have a peace walk 2016 in the city of San Francisco on Saturday, May 28, 2016, so he urged all peace lovers to participate in the peace walk and to make meaningful support to make the world better place to live with peace and harmony. He further writes in his press release note,  it is our proud privilege to forward you the official Invitation letter to join the Peace March Event. According to the press release, “We would very much appreciate if you could manage to send your community friends to support our effort to further spread the essence of PEACE Movement in San Francisco, California USA.

As always foundation’s main objective is to Promote Nepal as the Birth Place of the Historic Shakyamuni Buddha who was born in the Lumbini Garden of Nepal. The peace walk is organized on the auspicious occasion of the 2559th Birth Anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha who is also popularly known as the Light of Asia. Another objective of the foundation is to promote Nepal as a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and peace lovers. 

On April 24th the foundation has a special meeting in Richmond California to discuss and plan the event. The meeting was chaired by the foundation’s President Dr. Kishore Sherchand and led by Mr. Rajkarnikar. In the meeting Dr. Sherchand informed that the foundation has decided to participate in the three-day international conference to be held in Lumbini, Nepal from May 19 – 21, 2016. Mr. Dikendra Maskey from Santa Rosa and Dr. Amod Pokhrel from UC Berkeley, California will participate in the conference. The UN Secretary-General and many other world leaders have been invited to participate in the conference. Similarly, Foundation’s Vice President Chinkaji Shrestha thanked all the board members volunteers, and local organizations of the Bay area for their meaningful presence and support in past events and expect more participation this year too. Similarly, Punam Shakya urged the foundation to write official letters to all the local organizations to join the peace walk in their ethnic and cultural costumes to recognize Nepal’s diverse culture and send a message to the world of unity in diversity. 

The meeting unanimously approved to invite officially to all the local organizations to support the peace walk and also asked for their valuable suggestion and guideline to make the program a grand success. According to General Secretary, All details of the program will be released soon to make it smooth function, and asked everyone to participate in the Peace walk 2016.

The foundation has also participated for the first time in UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. It is one of the Historic events celebrated every year for the last 102 years. The event showcases the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life.  The Foundation got a special opportunity to showcase the cultural dresses of Nepal carrying the flags and messages of Buddha who was born in Nepal.

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