Buddha park to be developed as tourist attraction: Nitish
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 15:34
  
Patna: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the Buddha Memorial Park here and said it would be developed as a centre for tourist attraction.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, inaugurated the park on the occasion of Buddha Prurnima last year.

During his visit to the park, Kumar expressed happiness over the growth of saplings of Boddhi trees brought here from Sri Lanka and Bodh Gaya. He said a statue of lord Buddha would be erected in the park.

Besides several important materials related to Lord Buddha would be on display for tourists, he said.

The chief minister was accompanied by assembly speaker U N Choudhary, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, Water Resource Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Information Minister Brishen Patel, Industry Minister Renu Devi, Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintoo, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh and former Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra.

He was received by Buddhist monks in the traditional manner and participated in the mass prayers.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 15:34


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