Press Release

Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Avadh Relations

Nov 08, 2017

A two day's international conference on 'Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Avadh Relations' was organized by Mithila Avadh Cultural Preservation Council, Janakpur with the support of Embassy of India, Kathmandu and Consulate General of India, Birgunj at Janakpur on 3-4 November, 2017. The Conference included inaugural session and five separate sessions on "promotion of socio-religious and cultural relations between Mithila and Avadh", "development of connectivity between Janakpur and Ayodhya (Janakpur- Ayodhaya Corridor)", "preservation and development of temple shrines and ponds of Mithila", "growth of tourism industry through the development of Ramayan Circuit and role of Janakpur-Ayodhya twin cities in economic development of Nepal and India".


2. The inaugural function was held in the forecourt of majestic Janaki Temple. About 600 persons including political representatives, local government functionaries, academicians, scholars from India and Nepal, religious/spiritual leaders and eminent personalities from Dhanusha and neighboring districts attended the function. Apart from Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri, Shri Jitendra Narayan Dev, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal, Shri Lal Kishore Sah, Mayor of Janakpur, Shri Krishna Hari Pushkar, Economic Minister, Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi, Shri Jiveshwar Mishra, International Vice President, Vishwa Hindi Parishad, Dr. Yogendra Pratap Singh, Ayodhya Sodh Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh & Shri Rajendra Singh Pankaj, Central Minister, Vishwa Hindu Parishad addressed the inaugural session.


3. Academicians/Scholars from Tribhuwan University, Patna University, Magadh University, Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University, Darbhanga, National Council for Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, Ayodhaya Sodh Kendra, Nepal Press Council, Indian Council of Social Sciences and Research, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Centre for Economic and Technical Studies, Nepal actively participated in various sessions of the Conference. At the concluding session of the Conference, 11 Resolutions were adopted including launch of bus and train services between Janakpur and Ayodhya, introduction of Sita-Ram chair at various universities of India and Nepal, organization of Mithila and Avadh festivals, promotion of religious tourism in Janakpur, preparation and exchange of lists of publications/manuscripts between Janakpur and Ayodhya, arrangement of light and sound programme to highlight Goddess Sita's life and renewal of twin city agreement between Janakpur and Ayodhya Municipalities. A cultural programme was held at the Janaki Temple on the occasion.