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NCP leader demands Gadhimai Temple be included in list of World Heritage Site

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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Dec. 3: Chair of Nepal Communist Party(NCP) State-2 committee Prabhu Sah on Tuesday demanded that Bara-based Gadhimai Temple should be included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS).
Talking to journalists in the capital, he urged the government to forward a process to list the Gadhimai area in the WHS list as the temple has drawn the world attention with thousands of tourists thronging the religious site.
“We all know that the Gadhimai Temple is one of the historic sites with religious importance. Its historical mythology has drawn the world’s attention during the ongoing mega religious fair. It will help expand Madhes’s glory if it is listed in the WHS,” he said.
Stating that the tourism sector has made an important contribution to the country’s economic progress, Sah said there was possibility of attracting more tourists in Madhes by promoting its multi-culture, multi-tradition and historic treasure.
“If we list Gadhimai in WHS, a foundation to attract more tourists will be laid,” he said.
He also urged the government to list the Janaki Temple of Janakpur in the WHS as well.
He showed his disappointment no temple was listed in the WHS from the State 2.

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