Bhutan PM attends Buddhist society meet in Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya, Sep 26 (ANI): Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Thinley participated in the 113th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mahabodhi Society of India in Bodhgaya.

Thinley, along with other senior functionaries of his delegation, were special invitees at the meeting, which was attended by 150 delegates on Saturday.

Dressed in the traditional Buddhist robe, Thinley acknowledged India's role in keeping the philosophy and traditions of the religion alive.

"We as Buddhists are indeed grateful that the vision of this great Bodhisattva has been realised by the endeavors of the Mahabodhi Society and its members and indeed by the support and the patronage of the Government of India, the Government of Bihar and the officials of the local-government here in the districts where the four important places are located." Thinley said.

Thinley further said that he would like to contribute to the society by upholding its values and goals.

"It shall be my endeavor to contribute to the promotion of all the values, all the goals and objectives with which this society was founded," he added.

Leading a 27-member delegation, the Bhutanese PM arrived in Bodhgaya on Friday on a three-day state visit to India. (ANI)

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