Tourism and Culture Minister Srinivas Goud today said that Telangana is promoting Budhism 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 development of Budhism, tourism and culture among Telangana State and Sri Lanka.
The Minister claimed that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is for promotion and Budhism in the state. For the purpose, the KCR Government has allocated 250 acres in Budha Vanam area near Nagarjuna Sagar and developing note Budhist sites in the state, he informed. The tourism Minister said that the government is developing Budhist sites like Phanigiri, Koti Lingala, Nelakondapally, and Bodhankurthy in the state. Acharya Nagarjuna launched a Budhism 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 Budhism in the state and Sri Lanka. Our government is spending funds for Budhism studies, culture and tradition and developing the sites that flourished with preachings of Lord Bhudha, he said.