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Written by Pradeep Pariyar Thapa Magar   
Sunday, 11 October 2015 05:14

Kathmandu- NRN Day was observed today October 11 by NRN ICC leaders and delegates. They performed puja at Swayambhu Nath and Pashupati Mandir in Kathmandu. NRNA ICC president Shesh Ghale, ICC founding president Dr. Upendra Mahato, ICC Ex-president Jiba Lamichhane, ICC VP Bhaban Bhatta, ICC ex-VP Hitman Gurung, ICC ex-VP Rameshwar Shah, ICC General Secretary Kumar Panta, ICC ex-General Secretary Tenzing Sherpa, ICC Secretary Ranju Thapa Wagle, ICC DRC North America Sonam Lama, ICC Women Empowerment Task Force Chair Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, NRN USA ex-president Khagendra GC, NRN USA ex-VP Lok Tiwari and other delegates pilgrimaged famed Koteshwar Mahadev which is located within Pashupati Nath Mandir compound where 525 Shiva Lingas are placed in twisted path. After the Pashupati Nath puja NRN leaders distributed prasad and sacred Rudraksh mala to NRN delegates outside of the temple.

Then, NRN leaders visited Patan Industrial Estate, Lalitpur where 32 feet tall, 30 tons granite stone Muktinath Budha Statue is being carved by prominent sculptor Dharma Raj Shakya who is VP of Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal. The Budha Statue was solely sponsored by ICC DRC North America Sonam Lama and commissioned by NRNA ICC. The total cost of the statue stone, carving, transporting it from Kathmandu to Muktinath and installing next to the famous Muktinath Temple in Mustang District is estimated twenty million Nepalese rupees or 2 crores rupees. The statue will be installed at the height of 3,710 meters from sea level. This will be the highest placed Budha Statue in the world and largest stone statue in Nepal.

-Pradeep Thapa in Kathmandu


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