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IRCTC to launch Samantha Express on February 14th

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will launch a new train Samantha Express on February 14 from Nagpur.
IRCTC to launch Samantha Express on February 14th
  • The Samantha Express will cover prominent places associated with Gautam Buddha and chief architect of the Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar.

The Samantha Express will run through the following places:

  • Chaityabhoomi (Mumbai): Dr. Ambedkar was cremated here after his death on 6 December 1956 and it hosts a memorial for Dr. Ambedkar.
  • Mhow (Indore): Dr. Ambedkar was born at Mhow.
  • Bodhgaya (Gaya): Bodhgaya is a place where Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.
  • Sarnath (Varanasi): Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma here.
  • Lumbini (Nautanwa): It is the place where Gautama Buddha was born.
  • Kushinagar (Gorakhpur): It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. 
  • Deekshabhoomi (Nagpur): It is the place where Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism.

One must know:

  • About two months prior to his demise, Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism.

Question:

Q. What is the name of the train that IRCTC will launch on February 14th, that will cover prominent places associated with Gautam Buddha and chief architect of the Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar?
a. Gautam Express
b. Samantha Express
c. Sarnath Express
d. Bodhi Express
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