Thursday, December 29, 2011

Japanese PM, Nalanda and Buddha Land Bihar

Hailing from the land of the Buddha has a distinct advantage. After all, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, during his one-day visit to Delhi, found time to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Bodh Gaya has been rising steadily during the past few years. What came as a bonus for the Bihar CM was a promise by Noda to provide support for the Nalanda University and the development of the state's Buddhist circuit. The Bihar chief minister was a happy person as the Japanese leader said he would visit Bihar on his next trip to India.
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