International Hindu Conference 2016 Kicks Off in Nepal

The three-day International Grand Hindu Conference organized by the World Hindu Federation International (WHFI) at Bankali, Pashupatinath, was inaugurated yesterday by former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah. The former monarch urged one and all to preserve the Hindu Sanatan religion, stating that the religion that came into being since time immemorial embodies social goodwill, unity, and tolerance.

As per this report

“Former King Shah further stated that though Nepal was a place of origin of Hindu Sanatan and Buddhist religions, even the Jains and Kirats are in harmonious existence in the country. He urged that we should not indulge in politics of negation, arguing that it would further create the feeling of rebelliousness.

Various acclaimed priests, holy men, saints, ascetics and gurus from Nepal and Bharat, including Bharatiya religious leaders Shankaracharya Basudevanda Saraswati, and parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath are partaking in the Conference.

The conference also convenes representatives, including Vedic scholars and Hindu campaigners from 10 countries, such as the USA, Thailand, Pakistan and Indonesia.

A proposal demanding reinstatement of Nepal as a Hindu nation will be endorsed by the Conference besides electing a new leadership for the Federation, according to WHFI Secretary Ashmita Bhandari.”

Earlier, at a press conference organized by the World Hindu Federation International, Kathmandu on Sunday, the organizers announced the goals of the conference –

  • Predominantly discuss about reinstatement of Nepal as a Hindu nation.
  • Different working papers on the significance of the Vedic religious studies and the special characteristics of the Hindu religion would be presented and discussed in the conference.
  • Issues relating to ban on proselytism in Nepal
  • Prodding the authorities concerned for the renovation and reconstruction of Hindu shrines which have sustained damage over time
  • Formulation of code of conduct for those willing to convert to Hindu Dharma
  • Future course of actions for the Foundation to further unify Hindus both in Nepal and abroad.

Former President of the Federation Bharat Keshar Singh expressed his confidence that the event will be instrumental in raising voices more eloquently for Nepal to restore its lost glory of being the only Hindu nation in the world.

Hindu State Political Committee also held a press conference on Wednesday to talk about the conference. Addressing reporters, General Secretary of Hindu Rajya Prajatantra Party, Rabindra Paudel said that a country without a King is similar to a person without eyes. “A King is an eye of Nepalis, the country is another eye. Therefore, we should have in-depth discussions on Hindu State and Nepal’s monarchy.”

Similarly, Chairman of Leek Nepal Shanti Ekata Party, Dhanendra Basnet claimed that the current regime of the country is leading the country toward separation. “Except monarchy no other force can lead our country toward peace and stability. If we don’t establish our country again into a Hindu State, it will benefit neither Bharat nor China.” He further requested the major political parties not to take the political force as underdogs.

World Hindu Federation International website – http://www.worldhindufederation.com/