Plea to set up National Buddhist Heritage Board

New Delhi, Sept 1: In a letter addressed to Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy, Buddhavanam project special officer Mallepalli Laxmaiah said there were hundreds of Buddhist sites and monuments dotting many States, indicating the country’s Buddhist legacy.
Plea to set up National B 
Laxmaiah has requested the Central Government to constitute a National Buddhist Heritage Board for preservation, conservation, publication and dissemination of Buddhist heritage available in various forms across the country. To strengthen its outreach to Buddhist population within and outside the country’s borders, there was a strong need to document the Buddhist sites, monuments, literature and culture by creating a national Buddhist heritage board.