7月1日，考古学家Krishnan K博士接受《印度时报》采访时表示，从20世纪60年代起，萨亚基劳王公大学考古与古代史系就藏有前系主任B Subbarao教授带领的团队在Shamalaji附近的Devni Mori 挖掘出的佛祖舍利。而我们最近在Vadnagar 地区出土的佛塔也显示了古吉拉特地区佛教的存在。我们想要在世界佛教领域中确立古吉拉特地区佛教的影响力，而政府也认为该地区具有旅游潜力，对此表示支持。（编译：子规）
Gujarat govt allocates Rs 1 cr for international Buddhist seminar
VADODARA: With the state government making provision for organising an international seminar on Buddhist heritage of Gujarat in its budget this year, archaeologists at M S University are gearing up to host the seminar in January next year.
On Tuesday, while presenting the state budget, government announced that an amount of Rs 1 crore will be allotted to MSU as grant-in-aid to organise an international seminar on Buddhist heritage to create global awareness about Buddhist monuments in Gujarat. The government, while making the provision, has stated that eminent scholars of national and international repute will be invited for the seminar, which will be organised by MSU in collaboration with the government.
MSU’s department of archaeology and ancient history, which will play a major role in organising the seminar, has already started chalking out the details.
Recent excavations carried out in Vadnagar region from where a Buddhist stupa was excavated also reveal the presence of Buddhism, archaeologist Dr Krishnan K told TOI on Wednesday. At the same time, we are now trying to understand, how can we project the influence of Buddhism in Gujarat on the Buddhist map of world. The state government is identifying regions having tourism potential and would like to incorporate sites having Buddhist influence in that. Since 1960s, the department itself is in possession of ashes of Lord Buddha which were excavated by a team led by former head professor B Subbarao when the team was excavating Devni Mori site near Shamalaji.