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Legislative Committee of the National Assembly Inspects Lumbini Projects

3 Weeks ago   July 02, 2024   Visted:69  

Legislative Committee of the National Assembly Inspects Lumbini Projects  

Lumbini, May 3, 2024

The Public Policy and Delegated Legislation Committee formed under the National Assembly has gathered information about the recent activities and heritage sites of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. At the office of the Lumbini Development Trust, the committee chairperson and members discussed the implementation of projects under the Lumbini Master Plan, and the inscription of Tilaurakot in the World Heritage list, and the Greater Lumbini Area.

Member Secretary of the Trust, Sanuraja Shakya, briefed the committee on the progress of the Lumbini Master Plan, the final nomination documents for the inclusion of Kapilavastu in the World Heritage list, and other related topics. On this occasion, the chairperson of the Legislative Committee, Hon. Maya Prasad Sharma, stated that they had come to conduct a field study regarding the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini. Chairperson Sharma emphasized that the committee must play a parliamentary role in preserving critical documents, records, and heritage of historical and archaeological significance, as well as in the management of relevant bodies.

The discussion included the presence of committee members and National Assembly members Honorable Gopal Bhattarai, Goma Devi Timilsina, Yuvraj Sharma, Renu Chand, Sumijna B.C., and committee secretary Kamala Shakya.

On the same Friday, the committee's team visited several areas including Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Tilaurakot Palace in Kapilvastu, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, and Kudan. The Public Policy and Delegated Legislation Committee was formed under Article 97 of the Constitution and Rule 147 of the National Assembly (Second Amendment) Rules, 2075, to ensure that the government is accountable to the National Assembly, to monitor and evaluate government actions, and to provide necessary directions, advice, or recommendations.