By Our Correspondent,Bhairahawa, Dec. 2: Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU) has completed 18 years of establishment, and, in a programme organised to mark the occasion on Friday, Amik Sherchan, chief of Lumbini Province, said that Buddhist education is essential for the whole world including Nepal. He also called Buddhism a principle and philosophy and urged one and all to follow the Buddha’s teachings.
Stating that thousands of people across the world had lost their lives in the past few months, Province Chief Sherchan said that war could never be the solution to global problems. Acknowledging that Nepal was still grappling with problems stemming from its past conflict, he said that Nepal would benefit by spreading the Buddha’s philosophies in the world.
LBU enters 19th year of establishment
Sherchan also stressed the need to develop technical knowledge, skills and insights through education.
Meanwhile, Lumbini's Minister for Social Development Chandra Kesh Gupta said that the provincial government was committed to developing the university. He also informed that the province had allocated a budget of Rs. 4 billion to provide employment to 200,000 youths.
The Minister further emphasised the need to develop tourism for economic gain.
Professor Dr. Dev Raj Adhikari, chairman of the University Grants Commission, said that the quality of higher education needed to be improved to keep students in the country.
Professor Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya, the Vice Chancellor of LBU, said that they planned to develop the university into a world-class institution of higher education and attract international students.
He shared that the university planned to adopt modern teaching-learning methods, introduce short-term course and implement online examination systems.
During the programme, the university honoured employees Suresh Raj Acharya, Bijay Singh Chhetri, Imran Dhuniya and Kameshwor Yadav. Presentation of seminar papers, book launching event and a health camp too were organised during the event.