Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Bihar State Tourism Department had talks with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while showcasing an exhaustive presentation on the action plan for advancing tourism and the developmental vision for accommodating tourists in the district.
The CM afterward addressed a meeting with the tourism department at ‘Sankalp’ hall at his residence in Patna and said that the Bihar government is already taking concrete steps for tourism promotion in Bodh Gaya.
The government is setting up a Mahabodhi Culture Centre with an auditorium to house up to 2000 people as a part of the tourism goal. He also directed the tourism department to fix a date for visiting Bodh Gaya for a better understanding of the vision.
The CM also said that the state government is also working towards a plan to link Bodh Gaya, Rajgir and Vaishali, the three important places where Lord Buddha visited and stayed. “We are also working to provide all facilities to Buddhist monks and tourists visiting Bodh Gaya from other places,” the CM added.
The CM also asked the tourism officials to work on promoting agro forestry produces as a part of the marketing strategy and also educate farmers on promoting crop cycle.