Heritage is a tie that binds and it is a resource from which we all profit, whether spiritually as a document of the richness of our faith; or culturally, as a testament to the stories and traditions that we share. The Buddhist Remains of Bihar is spread across in its villages and most of the time the community of the village is unaware of its social and economical value. Tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Bihar can provide economic benefit while reinforcing the common identity of the community and strengthening socio-economic aspirations.
The creation of sensitivity, awareness of cultural heritage and attachment is not something that can be developed with short-term efforts. This requires sustained and focused efforts that can persist for a generation. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara Sanskritik Gram (NNMSG), the Patipatti arm of Nava Nalanda Mahavihara is conceptualised for sustained efforts in the field of Community-Heritage interface there by promoting "Engaged Buddhism". In past we have organised thematic exhibitions featuring various aspects of the Buddhist heritage of Bihar. In continuity of the past efforts NNMSG is organising an exhibition titled “A Journey through Bihar to Vihara”. The focus of the Exhibition is on the footprints of the Buddha Cārikā and its dynamics with the local community.
|The Exhibition has three sub-themes, one of them is "A tribute to the Buddha and Vihara"|
Bihar in general and Magadha in particular is a repository of tangible and intangible Buddhist heritage, with this exhibition we unfold to interact with the stakeholders. Objective is to instill a sense of pride among the community about the existence of tangible and intangible heritage in their vicinity. We also want to reach those who support the preservation of cultural heritage in this region so that we can plan the roadmap which will enable us to jointly envision and ensure a future for the cultural heritage of Bihar.
|2nd Sub-theme is "The Buddha, The Dhamma and the Sangha"|
|3rd Sub-theme is "In Trails of Faxian and Xuanzang in Bihar"|
Heritage leaders from 40 odd villages participated in the "Engaged Buddhism" Workshop on occasion of World Tourism Day on 27th Sept.
|Heritage Leaders participating in the Workshop|
|Shri Awadhesh Kumar from Village Telhada|
|Heritage Delegates making talks|
|Heritage Delegates from Village Telhada spotting their villages in Exhibiton Panels|
|Delegates busy spotting their village|
|Shri Narendra Singh ji and his team from Village Parwati by the Parwati Panel|
|Team from Village Gurpa|
|Shri Awadesh Ji with his team from Village-Hathiyawan|
|Shri Awadhesh Prasad from Village Satamas|
|Shri Deepak Dangi From Village Dharaut|
|Shri Jagrup Choudhary with his team from Village Khiri|
|Delegates- Group Photograph in the Exhibition Hall|