Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav visited the historic Ramgram Stupa (temple) in west Nawalparasi this morning.
A relic of lord Gautam Buddha is ensconced at the Ramgram Stupa.
On the occasion, Dipendra Chaudhary of the Lumbini Devlopment Trust briefed the Deputy Prime Minister on the historical importance of the Stupa and the development situation around the area as well as on the efforts for developing Ramgram area into a pilgrimage site.
State 5's State Assembly member Baijanath Jayaswal said that although being very important place linked with the life of the Buddha, Ramgram and Panditpur areas in west Nawalparasi were still neglected. He urged the Deputy Prime Minister to take the necessary initiatives for the development of these places.
The State Assembly lawmaker said the government should make efforts for the construction of necessary infrastructures at the Ramgram Stupa and for the archaeological excavation, development and preservation of Panditpur.
President of Ramgram Stupa Preservation and Tourism Development Organization, Shambhu Upadhayay called for forming the Ramgram Development Trust for the preservation and development of Ramgram. He also handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Prime Minister on the occasion.
The locals also demanded that the government make arrangements for providing clean drinking water and constructing a health post at Ramgram for the convenience of the visitors to the religious and historic site. The Ramgram Stupa is around 80 feet wide, 90 feet long and 30 feet high.