The Sakyamuni Project is one of the most historic and adventurous project, launched by the Government of Sikkim under the chief patronship of Dr. Pawan Chamling, the hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim. ‘Sakyamuni’ in Newari language of Sakya dynasty means Lord Buddha. In order to keep alive the eternity, prosperity sanctity and stability of Buddhism in Sikkim the government has planned to build 148 feet high statue of Lord Buddha.
The relics from eight Buddhist countries along with the prominent monasteries of the world including Bodh Gaya (Bihar) will contribute in the construction of the Sakyamuni Project. In order to attract a large number of tourists and pilgrims from across the world, a beautiful eco-garden will be constructed for the growth and well-being of the area, informed the minister.
Shri Seelasetthi expressed his happiness and joy on the occasion saying this will help not only in building good relations between India and Thailand but will also help to increase the bilateral relation of India with other Buddhist countries. This will also add a lot in bringing the name of Sikkim on the world map of tourism.