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July 04, 2017
One-day symposium on Connecting Nepal's Tourism/Culture Promotion to Asian Countries

Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation marked the 94th birth anniversary of Late GP Koirala by organizing a one-day symposium on  "Connecting Nepal's Tourism/Culture Promotion to Asian Countries" in Kathmandu on 4th July 2017.  Honorable Minister for Finance Mr. Gyanenedra Bahadur Karki was the chief guest of the program. 

March 18, 2017
One-day interaction program on Nepal-India Connectivity

On March 18, 2017, to commemorate the 7th year of passing of legendary political leader GP Koirala,  GP Koirala Foundation (GPKF) organized a one-day interaction program on the topic “Nepal-India Connectivity: Opportunities for Holistic Development”. The program was chaired by the chairperson of GPKF, Hon’ble Sujata Koirala. The chief guest of the program was senior leader of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel. Charge D’Affairs of the Indian Embassy HE Vinaya Kumar, Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University Dr. Sangeeta Thapaliya, Former Ambassador Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise, Hon’ble Lalbabu Yadav, President of Nepal Council of World Affairs - Dr. Rajendra B Shrestha and CEO of National Reconstruction Authority - Dr. Govinda Pokhrel were guests at the program.

Advisory Board
Dr. Guo Xiaoke, Ph D

Tsinghua International Center for Communication Studies

Chinese Academy of World Agendas, SWUPL

Peoples Republic of China

Mr. Marvin Brustin

Honorary Consul General of Nepal

100 West Monroe Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60603


Marvin Brustin is the founder, President and Owner of Brustin and Lundblad, Ltd. He is the Honorary Consul General of Nepal and a member of the Chicago Consular Corps. which consists of 81 Consulates from throughout the world. He is the elected attorney for the Chicago Consular Corps. as well as an elected member for the past five years of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Consular Corps. which consists of 6 Consul Generals, and he is the attorney for the Republic of South Africa, Chicago.

Professor Dr. Tahir Mahmood

Founding Chairman,

Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University

Uttar Pradesh, India.

Dr. Tahir Mahmood, Member, Law Commission of India,[1][2] is a renowned jurist specializing in Islamic Law, Hindu Law, Religion and Law and Law Relating to Minorities. He has been Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Member, National Human Rights Commission and Jurist-Member, Ranganath Misra Commission.

Professor Li Xiguang

Dean, Tsinghua International Center for Communication Studies

President, Chinese Academy of World Agendas, SWUPL

Peoples Republic of China

Professor Jenik Radon

Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University New York, USA. Jenik Radon is Adj. Asst. Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the founder/director of the Eesti and Eurasian Public Service Fellowship, which gives Columbia and other students the opportunity to intern in Estonia, Georgia and Nepal. From 2000 to 2002, Radon was a lecturer at Stanford University, where he taught human rights and privatization at its law school and international investment management at its Graduate School of Business.

Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Susa Young Gates University, Professor of Law and Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah USA.

W. Cole Durham, Jr., the Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, was the recipient of the 2009 International First Freedom Award during January's National Religious Freedom Day commemorations in Richmond, Virginia.

Professor Sangeeta Thapliyal

Professor, Centre for Inner Asian Studies 

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi, India


The Himalayan country of Nepal has undergone many changes in recent years. Nepal, founded in 1769, in 245 years of long history, has experienced aristocracy, autocracy and democracy, too, in her political realm. Nepal has traveled a long and arduous journey of political changes from monarchy to republic.


In 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) launched an armed insurrection in order to establish a communist rule. In its 10 years armed revolt, more than 13,000 innocent people lost their valuable lives, hundreds of thousand people and families were internally displaced and billions of dollars worth infrastructures ..


Girija Prasad Koirala paved the way and opened the gates for Nepal's private sector to play a greater role in the liberal economy. The benefits of liberal economic policies were reaped by many new business ventures and sectors like the media, finance, aviation, education emerged strongly.