Buddhist pilgrimages Current Affairs - 2019
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district of state. It is second tallest statue of Buddha in the country.
The statue has been installed above 16 metre radius pedestal in middle of lake Ghora Katora. It has been made from 45,000 cubic foot pink sand stone. Ghora Katora is natural lake surrounded by five hills. The area around lake and statue has been developed into beautiful park from eco-tourism point of view. In this area no petrol and diesel vehicles will be allowed to ply and only electronic vehicles will be allowed.
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