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The religious discourse between Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi and H.D.H. Pujya Dalai Lama lasted for 30 minutes. The discourse took place in a warm and cordial environment at Vadodara.

An International Seminar on Buddhist Heritage is organized by Gujarat Government. H.D.H Shri Dalai Lama has arrived here for the inauguration of the Seminar. They had discussed various cultural and historic aspects of Buddhism, also about preserving the historic legacy.

Chief Minister apprised him about the sculptures, inscriptions- Stupas and archeological important sites linked to Buddhist legend are there in Gujarat. Chief Minister expressed his desire and dream to architect glorious Buddha- Mandir in Gujarat. Chief Minister also appealed to seek his insightful guidance and cooperation in this regard.

H.D.H. Dalai Lama evinced keen interest in Gujarat Government endeavors enabling documentation and research on Buddhist material and places so that the sites and pilgrimage centers in Gujarat can be conserved and preserved. He assured his cooperation for architecting Buddha-Mandir in Gujarat.

Chief Minister acquainted him about the excavated remains found at Devni Mori- The holy relics of Bhagvan Buddha are found in a cascade. Gujarat is proud to present them before the world.

Humanity is facing many crises. The philosophy and principles of Buddhism helps to tide over the problems and crisis. It offers the solutions, altruism and non-violence has its eminence and significance.”The land of India is the home of Buddhist religion .Mainly, considering the science and philosophy of Buddhism, excellent research and educational activities are carried out at Nalanda and Takshshila Universities.”H.D.H. Dalai Lama made these observations during the discourse. Chief Minister apprised him about ‘’Vallbhai Buddha Vishva Vidhyalaya’’, the Vihara arrangements for Buddha-Bhikshus at Vadnagar and many other places in Gujarat. He expressed his hope that Gujarat would undertake research and educational activities about philosophy, ideals of Buddhist religion with insightful guidance by H.D.H. Dalai Lama.

H.D.H. Dalai Lama outlined the significance and influence of Buddhism in various nations.

Chief Minister said that Gujarat celebrates ‘’Suvrna Jayanti Vrash ‘in the year 2010. Gujarat accords equal respect to all the religions, a step ahead -it accords more reverence and respect to other religions. He cited the example; Gujarat accorded warm welcome to Parsi people at Udavada port. He also expressed his commitment for ‘’The World Religious Conference ‘. Udavada would emerge as the world-centre for social harmony. H.D.H. Shri Dalai Lama extended his blessings for the same, and accepted the invitation to bless the ceremony.

Chief Minister accorded warm welcome to H.D.H. Shri Dalai Lama; he presented a memento to him. H.D.H. Pujya Dalai Lama heaped up blessings on C.M and gave him a memento.

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