Seminar held on 'Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept'

Kathmandu, June 25: The Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA) organized a seminar on the topic “Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept” on Monday.

During the Seminar, participants discussed deep historical linkages between the archeological sites in Lumbini in Nepal and Taxila in Pakistan.

Pakistan's ambassador to Nepal, Dr Mazhar Javed (center), along with the two researchers Prof. Dr. Sangita Rayamajhi (left) and Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto (right) launch research work by Prof. Dr.  Rayamajhi and Prof. Dr. Gupto, Kathmandu, June 24, 2019. (Photo: Rajendra/TRN)

Amidst the programme, a recently undertaken research work by Prof. Dr. Sangita Rayamajhi and Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto was launched. Besides the authors, the seminar was addressed by Prof. Haridaya Ratna Bajracharaya, Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University.

Addressing the event, Pakistan Ambassador Dr Mazhar Javed highlighted the civilization linkages between the two sides of archeological importance. He underlined the importance of the location of Taxila which allowed it to absorb external influences that its arts led to the evolution of Gandhara Art.


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