Union Minister Pradhan requests for inclusion of Odisha in Buddhist Circuit

    18-Oct-2021   
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New Delhi, Oct 18: "It is unfortunate that Odisha with extremely rich Buddhist traditions and shrines has not been included in the Buddhist Circuit under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme", said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while seeking inclusion of the State in the scheme.
 
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In a letter to Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, Pradhan listed out the immense potential of Odisha as far as Buddhist-related tourism is concerned. The Indian Buddhist heritage is of great interest to the followers of Buddhism all over the world and Odisha has a number of important shrines and traditions in this regard, noted Pradhan.