BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that Lord Buddha was the light of the world. Mahatma Buddha belonged to entire world.
The State Government has reserved 68 acre land for the establishment of International Buddhist University.
It is our endeavour to develop the university in such a way that it disseminates teachings of Buddhism throughout the world. He informed that the process for establishment of the university is pending with the Union Government for approval.
Chauhan expressed these views while addressing International Baudhh Mela programme at Buddhabhumi Matriya Mahavihar at Chuna Bhatti here on Sunday.
Chief Minister also released a souvenir entitled alt39 The Buddha Bhumialt39. National president of Dhammasena Bhadant Arya Nagarjun Surai Sarsai, national president of Vishwa Baudhh Sangh Bhadant Dr.
Gyanratna Mahasthavir, MP Narayan Singh Kesri and Scheduled Caste Commission Chairman Indresh Gajbhiye were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister said that Mahatma Buddha was an ocean of mercy, love and pity. In his Five Principles ( Panchasheel), he has propounded that the world is beset with difficulties and sorrow.
Enumerating the reasons behind sorrow, he propounded the path of Asthang for its redressal.
The Chief Minister said that the knowledge imparted to the world by a prince after abdicating throne and meditating for 12 years is unique.