Patna: Bodh Gaya, the birthplace of Buddhism, is gearing up for an international Buddhist conclave that will draw over 300 scholars, opinion makers and tour operators from 30 countries.

"Preparations are in the final stages," Bihar Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu told.The first day of the two-day meeting will be held at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday followed by the meeting in Bodh Gaya on Sunday.

It was at Bodh Gaya, about 100 km from Patna, that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment over 2,500 years ago.


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