Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here on Monday.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 11:57 AM IST

Hanoi: A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here on Monday.

President Mukherjee, who is on a four day state visit to Vietnam that began on Sunday, planted the sapling alongwith his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang in the presidential palace in Hanoi. 

Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa at a briefing in Delhi had earlier said Vietnam is "looking forward to the gift" of the sacred Bodhi sapling.