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Buddhists delegation meet PM

A delegation of Himalayan Buddhists led by HE Tsona Gontse Rinpoche met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his office at New Delhi.



Itanagar: A delegation of Himalayan
Buddhists led by HE Tsona Gontse Rinpoche met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh at his office at New Delhi to discuss proposals
for the welfare of the large number of Buddhism followers in
the Himalayan belt, sources said on Friday.

During the half-an-hour meeting yesterday, the
delegates put forward their request for the establishment of a
Buddhist learning centre at Siliguri in West Bengal, Rinpoche
said.

"This would promote India`s influence in the region
and help in checking the influence and spread of ideas
inimical to the country`s interests and inclusion of Bhoti
language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution," he said in
a release.

The delegates also put forward an action plan for a
`national preparatory workshop` for 2600th anniversary of
Buddha`s enlightenment and Dharma Chakra Paravartana
celebrations this year.

PTI

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