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By NewsGram staff writer

Patna: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that Bodh Gaya, which is considered the birthplace of Buddhism, would be developed as a spiritual capital of the Buddhist world. pm-modi-new_650x400_41436029978

“We want to develop Bodh Gaya as a spiritual capital of the Buddhist world,” Modi said that in the concluding ceremony of three-day international Buddhist conclave at Bodh Gaya, about 110 km from here.

“We are meeting in Bodh Gaya, a land that has distinctive place in history of mankind,” he said.

Modi said he was happy and blessed to visit Bodh Gaya. “I have the honour of visting Bodh Gaya after Pandit Nehru and Atal ji.”

He said Buddha gave to the world a complete system of morality, he was a great teacher of equality: “I would personally call India, ‘Buddhist India’,” he said Hinduism after Buddha’s advent became Hindu Buddhism or Buddhist Hinduism.

“I consider this Hindu Buddhist conference on conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness an important event I also echo PM Shinzo Abe of Japan who the other day highlighted the importance of tolerance. When radical elements try to force their ideologies on others then issues of conflict arise,” Modi said.

Earlier, soon after arriving at Gaya airport , Modi went straight to the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, where he offered prayers, Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee secretary N. Dorjee said.

After offering prayers, Modi circumambulated the Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment 2,550 years ago.

Modi was received by Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind and Food Minister Minister Shyam Razak at Gaya airport.

According to police officials, Bodh Gaya has been turned into a fortress and a 16-member Special Protection Group (SPG) team has been monitoring the security arrangements.

(with inouts from IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world’s first diesel to electric converted locomotive in Varanasi.

Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and other senior officials.

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This is Modi’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. VOA

After the flag-off from the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) campus, he also interacted with differently abled persons.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to spend around six hours in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, during which he will launch projects worth Rs 3,300 crore.

 

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He will also visit the Sant Ravidas temple.

This is Modi’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. (IANS)