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 Monday.

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 Monday.

President Mukherjee, who is on a four day state visit to Vietnam that began 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.