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Walk highlights scope for Buddhist pilgrimage

by Pranav Chaudhary, TNN, Dec 15, 2014

PATNA, India -- With the participation of over 1,500 people from 15 Buddhist countries, including monks and nuns, in the 13km Jethian-Rajgir heritage walk along the footsteps of Buddha on December 13, the immense untapped potential for Buddhist pilgrimage in Bihar has been underlined again.

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Buddhist sites to be developed with Japanese help

by T. Appala Naidu, The Hindu, Dec 5, 2014

New Delhi, India -- At least 19 Buddhist sites, including two from the second and third centuries A.D, in Krishna district will be developed into prominent tourist destinations with Japanese help.

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India plans to transform Buddhist sites

Jagran Post News Desk, 30 Nov 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- India plans to transform Buddhist sites across the country and make them the centre of Buddhism for global followers, a senior minister said here.

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Modi’s Buddhist diplomacy on anvil

by Ashok B Sharma, The Nation, 9 November 2014

New Delhi, India -- A definite shift in India’s Look East Policy is underway with added emphasis on Buddha diplomacy under the new dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to market the Buddha card to the countries in the region as India is the place of origin of Dhamma and Sangha. He indicated such a change in emphasis by his first official visit abroad to a neighboring Buddhist country Asia, Bhutan, and then to Nepal, where Buddha was born. His first official visit outside South Asia was to another Buddhist country, Japan.

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Gyalwang Drukpa lends hand to Modi's cleanliness campaign

Zee News, November 3, 2014

Varanasi, India -- With Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s campaign for a cleaner India gaining ground, a Buddhist leader with a mass following here has thrown his weight behind the movement.

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