“I would personally call India as a “Buddhist India”: PM Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi on Saturday entitled India as ‘Buddhist India’.

“I would personally call India as a “Buddhist India”, as it has imbibed the valuI would personally call India as a Buddhist India PM Narendra Modies and virtues of the teachings of Lord Buddha by the religious scholars incorporating them in their literature,” Modi said while addressing the delegates on SAMVAD – the Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative.

He said “after Pandit Nehru and Atal ji, I have the honour of coming here”.

PM Modi  also pointed out that Lord Buddha was a great preacher of equality and “Hinduism after Buddha’s arrival became  Buddhist Hinduism”.

The Prime Minister’s visit to Bodh Gaya coincides with Day 3 of SAMVAD – the Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness, during which the delegates for this event will be present at Bodh Gaya.