Tourism and Culture Minister Srinivas Goud today said that Telangana is promoting Buddhism and taking necessary steps.
The minister met with Sri Lanka High Commissioner, D Venkateshwaran at his chambers here in the city. During the meeting, they exchanged the programs for the development of Buddhism, tourism, and culture among Telangana State and Sri Lanka.
The Minister claimed that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is for promotion and Buddhism in the state. For this purpose, the KCR Government has allocated 250 acres in the Budha Vanam area near Nagarjuna Sagar and developing note Buddhist sites in the state, he informed.
The tourism minister said that the government is developing Buddhist sites like Phanigiri, Koti Lingala, Nelakondapally, and Bodhankurthy in the state. Acharya Nagarjuna launched a Buddhism varsity at Vijayapuri and spread his preachings and teachings across the world, the minister said.
The Minister said that the government of Telangana is ready for mutual cooperation for tourism, culture, and Buddhism in the state and Sri Lanka. Our government is spending funds for Buddhism studies, culture, and tradition and developing the sites that flourished with preachings of Lord Buddha, he said.