Nepal is recognized as the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, a symbol of world peace. From the earliest period of the history of Nepal, Nepalese people have been following the teachings of the Lord Buddha continuously .The philosophy and teachings of Lord Buddha have been a source of pride of the whole world for the sake of all creatures. The philosophy itself is a national treasure and saving it is the duty of the nation as well as the nationalities.
The Buddhist monasteries, that behold our cultural identity for centuries did not remain unaffected by devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015. Around 1320 Buddhist monasteries were recorded as earthquake affected, as per the damage assessment survey. Out of which, 895 monasteries are severely damaged i.e. reconstruction category and, remaining monasteries come under repair and maintenance category.
Earthquake Monastery Reconstruction Project (EMRP) is a project established under National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Central Level Project Implementation Unit, Grant Management and Local Infrastructure (CLPIU-GMaLI). It is established for the repair, maintenance and reconstruction of earthquake affected monasteries in the 29 districts ( namely , Baglung ,Bhaktapur, Bhojpur, Chitwan, Dhading, Dhankuta, Dolakha, Gorkha, Gulmi, Kaski, Kathmandu, Kavre, Khotang, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga, Palpa, Parbat, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sankhuwasabha, Syanja, Sindhuli, Sindhupalchok, Solukhumbu and Tanahun).