Thailand, Laos PM offer prayers at Bodh Gaya

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 21:25

Gaya: Prime ministers of Thailand and Laos offered prayers at the Buddhist pilgrim town of Bodh Gaya on Thursday.

Yingluck Shinwatra, the first woman premier of Thailand arrived here with a 57-member delegation including six ministers from Delhi and offered prayers at the temple, official sources said.
They also went around different Buddhist temples in the complex.

Later, Shinwatra told reporters that this was her first visit to Bodh Gaya and she had a very good experience.

Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thamma Vong too paid a visit to Bodh Gaya today and offered prayers.

He had come here with a 120-member delegation including two ministers.

Vong returned to the national capital later.

District magistrate Vandana Preysi and senior superintendent of police Vinay Kumar along with senior official of Bodh Gaya temple managment committee, N Dorje accompanied the visiting foreign dignitaries.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 21:25

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