Report by OD bureau, Bhubaneswar: All out efforts will be made for making the advanced centre for Buddhist Studies operational with effect from January 1st, 2013. In this connection a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Tourism & Culture Minister Mahaswar Mohanty. Minister Mohanty told that an advanced centre for Buddhist studies will be opened at Langudi in Jajpur District.
The courses like certificate courses, Diploma Courses, Post Graduate & research courses will be opened in the centre in phases. The courses will be mainly self financing at its initial stage. Initiating the discussion A.K. Tripathy the Principal Secretary to Government Tourism and Culture Department pointed out the importance of opening of an advance centre for Buddhist studies with a view to attract the students inside & outside the country.
Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty President Mahabodhi Society Odisha, Prof. A.K. Mishra Vice-Chanceller Utkal Culture University, Mallika Mitra Director INTACH Culture and S.K. Pattnaik Secretary OIMSEAS were present in the meeting.