Magadh Mahila College enforces dress code

on Monday, 16 September 2013 09:22.


The Magadh Mahila College (MMC) administration has decided to enforce restriction on wearing certain types of dress in the campus. The banned dress includes T-Shirts, Sleeveless and Tops, which are quite popular among the teenagers. The administration has also made it mandatory to wear ID cards before entering the campus. For implementing the new decisions, a team of invigilators will be conducting checks at the gate of the campus. The team will also keep a hawk-eye at popular rendezvous places like Canteen, Vehicle Parking stand and the entry gate. The management has already pasted a notification for the new rules on the notice board. The decision will be implemented from Monday onward. Though some has welcomed the decision, there is palpable resentment among the students, especially the teenagers.


Buddha Smriti Park museum to be inaugurated

on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:26.


The newly constructed museum at the Buddha Smriti Park will be inaugurated on 13th September, 2013.  Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the museum in presence of 200 dignitaries belonging to Buddhism sect from 39 countries across the world. It includes the princes of Bhutan, Ashi Kesang Wagmo Wangchuk. Special security arrangement has been made to ensure the smooth functioning of the entire process. A special puja will be performed prior to the inauguration. After the function is over, the dignitaries will head towards Bodh Gaya where they will perform worshiping at the Karuna Stupa. The museum has been built at a cost of Rs 25 Crore. It will contain the statues of Buddha in different postures.

The Buddha Smriti park was inaugurated by the His Holiness Dalai Lama on 27th May, 2010 in presence of many dignitaries. Since then, various construction was going on within the sprawling campus. The museum will be housed into a beautiful building in front of the Pataliputra Karuna Stupa.

New Lord Buddha Statue in Ghora Katora (Rajgir) soon

on Sunday, 01 September 2013 16:40.


Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has initiated the process for the construction of a big statue of the Lord Buddha at Ghora Katora in Rajgir. The statue will be 70-feet in height and 50-feet in width and the statue will be in Dharma-Chakra-Pravarta posture. BSTDC has selected Rang Vikalp Society for the purpose. The statue will be ready by mid 2015. The statue will be placed in the centre of the lake at Ghora Katora. The statue will be placed on pedestal on a raised platform which will be 22-feet high and 95-feet wide, having fence of 4-feet around it. The height of the pedestal will be 30-feet and will have four panels on it depicting important incident related to the life of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha had spent a considerable part of his life in Rajgir and in around areas. BSTDC  expects to develop the area around lake for more tourists to visit it. The expected cost of the initiative is Rs 17.37 Crore. Rajgir is a famous Buddhist destination in the State, and it attracts a large number of domestic and foreign visitors. Ghora Katora is famous for the dam and the State government has decided to develop the area into an eco-tourism destination.  BSTDC has flouted the tender in the first quarter of 2013.