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Nat Geo to make documentaries on 'Buddhist Circuit'

by Vinod Khanal,TNN, Sep 30, 2015

ALLAHABAD, India -- The tourism department had tied up with National Geographic to prepare a documentary featuring the famous tourists destinations of cities like Allahabad, Agra and Varanasi along with districts falling under 'Buddhist Circuit' to attract foreign tourists. The tourism department has also engaged an advertisement agency to prepare a promotional campaign for the state.


Maharashtra government to prepare Buddhist draft law in a month

DNA India, 5 October 2015

New Delhi, India -- Hopes for the state enacting a separate Budhhist Law, which is pending for last 59 years, have been revived for the Budhhist community as the government has asked an experts' committee to submit its best possible final draft for the same in a month.


Buddhist festival kicks off in Arunachal’s Dirang Valley

by Naresh Mitra,TNN, Oct 2, 2015

GUWAHATI, India -- The mist-covered mountains surrounding Dirang valley in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district woke up to the soothing notes of Buddhist chants and lama dances as the five-day-long Bodh Sanskriti Mahotsav kicked off on Thursday.


Monks in action: Practice of the Six Paramitas in the wake of the Gurkha Earthquake

by Layne Mayard, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 29, 2015

After the Nepal earthquakes this past spring, a group of monks at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal formed an emergency relief team to support the surrounding community.

Kathmandu, Nepal -- In spite of their own difficult circumstances, their compassion for others motivated selfless service to those floundering in the confusing aftermath of this natural disaster.  Their resilience and determination exemplifies a spontaneous practice of the Six Perfections, an inspiration to anyone with a sincere wish to benefit others.


AP, Bihar to jointly promote Buddhist tourism

by P. Sujatha Varma, The Hindu, Sept 27, 2015

Andhra Pradesh, India -- Andhra Pradesh Tourism officials are in the final stages of signing an MoU with their Bihar counterparts to jointly promote Buddhist sites in the two States across the country and abroad.


Odisha seeks inclusion of Buddhist Heritage within National Circuit

Odisha News Insight, Sept 28, 2015

Bhubaneswar, India -- Odisha urged the Centre to include its rich Buddhist heritage within the National Buddhist Circuit to boost the state’s tourism potential.


‘Monks have a pivotal role in Buddhist tourism’

by T. Appala Naidu, The Hindu, September 21, 2015

Machilipatnam, India -- Dhante Dhamma Dhaja, only Telugu monk who dedicated his life to preach and spread the Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh, feels that the State government should involve the monks in promotion of Buddhist tourism. Mr. Dhaja has launched a mission to preach the Buddhism to a group of 36 children through his Vihara at Pagollu village in Krishna district since early 2010.


I would prefer calling India as 'Buddhist India', says PM Modi

by Abdul Qadir,TNN, Sept 5, 2015

BODH GAYA, India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended a Hindu-Buddhist conclave in Bodh Gaya where he prescribed conflict avoidance as the most effective conflict resolution mechanism.


Exiled Tibetan gov't warns China not to meddle in Buddhist tradition of Dalai Lama

Associated Press, September 1, 2015

DHARMSALA, India -- The exiled Tibetan government says there is no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and insists Tuesday instead marks a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan nation.


Sirisena Says Buddhist Philosophy Is Noblest Gift Sri Lanka Can Offer To World

Eurasia Review, September 1, 2015

Kandy, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka President Sirisena said the Buddhist philosophy is the noblest gift the country can offer to the world as a Buddhist country. He also stated the new government will implement a well-planned program to propagate the message of Buddhist philosophy to the international community.


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