February 9, 2010
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Open Buddha Park in Patna on 27 May[Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 10:49 a.m.]

Coinciding with the auspicious occasion of the Buddha Purnima, His
Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Buddha Smriti (Memorial)
Park in Patna on 27 May. His Holiness has accepted an
invitation from chief minister Nitish Kumar to inaugurate the park
during an hour-long meeting at former’s residence in Dharamsala
yesterday.The park with a meditation hall is coming up on a
22-acre plot in the heart of the city and close to Patna Junction at a
cost of Rs 125 crore and will also have a giant size statue of Lord
Buddha.”His Holiness was gracious to accept our invitation and
also promised to donate Buddha relics to be kept in the park which will
be an added attraction,” Mr. Nitish told The Times of India.The
state government is constructing this memorial park on Buddhist model
of construction to mark the 2550th year of Mahaparinirvana of Lord
Buddha. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will also unveil the statue.Mr.
Nitish said that he also briefed His Holiness the Dalai Lama about the
proposed Nalanda International University which is in process of taking
shape.The chief minister, who reached Dharamsala on Sunday, attended a dinner hosted in his honour the same night by the Kashag.

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