Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh): The delegates attending the G20 Special Think Summit described the Sanchi Stupas as the ‘land of world peace’.
They visited the UNESCO World Heritage site on Tuesday. They were welcomed by school children donning sandalwood tilak on their foreheads and holding flowers.
The children welcomed the guests with a band and with the slogan of ‘Jai Hind’. A rangoli was made at the entrance and special decorations were also done for the foreign delegates. All the guests were overwhelmed to see the Stupas.
Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) including superintending archaeologist Manoj Kumar Kurmi informed the delegates about the teachings of Lord Buddha and the messages of Emperor Ashoka. They were also informed about the architectural style of Sanchi Stupas and their historical and archaeological importance.
Besides, the delegates also enjoyed a flute recital by Virendra Kore and tabla recital by Naeem, Shahid Masoom and Wasim Masoom. Sounds of birds were played on the flute.