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Beautification Program agreed for Bodhgaya
Assistant Reporter, Bodhgaya, 24 October. The meeting of the Mahabodhi Temple Management committee was conducted in the offices of the committee offices under the Chairmanship of the District Magistrate Amrit Lal Meena. Several programs for the beautification of the temple compound were agreed at the meeting.
The Secretary of the Mahabodhi Temple Management Committee Bhante Prajnasheela said that in the meeting of the 22nd of October [it was agreed] to fix beautiful spot lights all around the Muchalinda pond and in the middle of the pond to attract tourists a fountain would be installed which would be a hundred foot high. In regard to the security of the compound barbed wire would be installed on the South-West. The Meditation garden would have lighting installed and be opened. The toilets in the compound would be repaired.
For the preservation of the world famous Mahabodhi Temple in an agreement with the Archaeology department twenty lakhs of rupees would be paid immediately to them. The committee also discused purchasing the Lumbini guest house they had built at government rates. The committee secretary said that before the festival the compound would be painted and prepared.

Dainik Jagran, Patna Edition, 25 October 2000, page 3.

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