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Laser shows at Buddha park

- Special effects & theatrical lights to open in July

Come July 26, visitors to Buddha Smriti Park can enjoy laser shows.

This would be the second venue in Patna for the laser shows after Golghar.

Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has been running laser, light and sound shows on the premises of the historic granary near Gandhi Maidan twice a week since January 14 last year.

A senior BUIDCo officer said: “The contract to run the laser shows at Buddha Smriti Park has been given to Bangalore-based firm Pracheen Bharat Tourism Technology. It has started the work and we intend to start the shows from July 26.”

The shows would be held in the open space between Patliputra Karuna Stupa — the central stupa — and the meditation block. A screen would be placed close to the central stupa and viewers would sit on the steps in front of it. The area, called the park of memories, can seat around 5,000 people.

Forty-five minute shows would be held twice or more in the evening. They would comprise music, high-efficiency laser system, high-definition video projection, theatrical lighting, non-propane flame effects, surround sound and special effects, including bubbles, mist and smoke.

Sources in the tourism development corporation said the laser shows would aim to educate visitors on the life of Buddha and Bihar. The shows would be based on the four themes of history of Bihar, history of Pataliputra, life of Lord Buddha and teachings of Buddha.