I am writing this post today in response to the call to protect and preserve the depleting state of Lumbini(Nepal) the sacred birthplace of lord Buddha. I am calling here everyone who is concerned with environmental and religious issues to please sign the international petition(all you will be required to do is, fill your and country name in the form) to safeguard the ever depleting environment of Lumbini city due to political and bureaucratic high handedness and half-hearted efforts to implement the legal procedure against the all powerful industrial lobby which is involved in polluting the sacred city’s environment like anything right now.
I believe the city of Lumbini should not have any heavy industry or anything that can lead to it’s environmental degradation. As all of you must be aware Lumbini is one of the four sacred places, the other three are Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kusinagar(India), that the followers of Buddhism keep their high faith in. Lumbini is also a world heritage city(designated by UNESCO) since 1997.
Even after the release of certain legal directives regarding no further industrialization in the Lumbini city by the Industrial Promotion Board of Nepal Ministry in 2009, there was no change in the situation of growth of heavy industry like cement and steel plants. It is now badly felt the situation can only improve with the help of International pressure. Otherwise local industry clout at all the levels of government system won’t allow it(government) to tame the all greedy intentions of industrial community in the city of Lumbini. You are advised to please come forward and help spreading the word and sign the INTERNATIONAL PETITION TO PROTECT LUMBINI’S ENVIRONMENT.