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Holy materials reached from Sri Lanka for highest Buddha statue of Southeast Asia

Holy materials reached from Sri Lanka for highest Buddha statue of Southeast Asia
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Agartala, Dec 9 (UNI) The monks brought materials remains of a holy person “Buddha Dhatu” from Sri Lanka to distant Nabincherra village of Pecharthal in North Tripura to build the highest Buddha statue of South East Asia.
Social Welfare Minister of Tripura Santana Chakma who belongs to Buddhist community and represented Pecharthal constituency said that work for construction of 108 feet high Buddha statue is progressing in a war footing, which will be the highest such structure in this region of Asia.
“Our government has given emphasis to boost tourism in a time-bound manner and all the existing tourist spots are getting a facelift, infrastructures are improved at international standard and we are exploring more natural sites for tourists. The Buddhist statue is one of such community-led initiative,” she stated.

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