- CM Shri Kamal Nath directs to prepare plan
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that a grand Sita Mata Mandir will be constructed in Sri Lanka. A committee comprising officers of Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka will be constituted.
Committee to be formed for construction of Sita Mandir: The Chief Minister directed to constitute a committee soon comprising officers of Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka government as well as members of Maha Bodhi society for construction of grand Sita Mandir in Sri Lanka.
This committee will monitor constantly the construction works of the temple so that the temple could be constructed within the stipulated time. The design of the temple should be finalized and the necessary funds should be made available in this fiscal year itself so that the temple could be built at the earliest, he said.
Boddh Museum in Sanchi: Shri Kamal Nath also directed to prepare a plan soon for construction of Boddh Museum, study and training centre of International standard in Sanchi and to ensure its implementation. Shri Kamal Nath was holding deliberations with a delegation of Maha Bodhi Society led by the Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma at Mantralaya. The President of Maha Bodhi Society Shri Banagla Uptisa was also present at the meeting.
Kamal Nath asked to allocate necessary land for construction of Boddh Museum, study and training centre at Sanchi and also to construct an institute of international level here. He further stated that an action plan should be prepared soon in this regard. The Chief Minister informed that the President of Maha Bodhi Society and several companies of Japan and other countries, as well as other institutions, have offered financial assistance for the construction of various structures in Sanchi.
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that if better air services are available, devotees living in other Buddhist countries including Sri Lanka will be able to visit Sanchi comfortably. Similarly, it will be easy for the people of Madhya Pradesh also to visit Sita Mandir.
On this occasion, the President of the Maha Bodhi Society of Sri Lanka Shri Bangala Uptisa presented an idol of Buddha, Buddhist religious text and a self-written book to the Chief Minister. Minister Shri Sharma also presented the gifts received during his visit to Sri Lanka to the Chief Minister.