Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the Global Buddhist Summit at Hotel Ashok in Delhi at 10 AM on April 20. It will witness participation of eminent scholars from all over the world.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweeted some photos and wrote, “PM’s proactive, re-generative notion of public welfare finds resonance in Lord Buddha’s message. PM will address the Global Buddhist Summit tomorrow. Here is a compilation of key mentions of Lord Buddha and Buddhism in PM’s speeches over the years.”
Narendra Modi retweeted the post of PIB and shared his excitement about this event. The Prime Minister wrote, “At 10 AM tomorrow, 20th April, will address the Global Buddhist Summit in Delhi. This Summit brings together various people who have worked to further popularise the ideals of Lord Buddha.”
“The two-day Summit is being hosted by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with International Buddhist Confederation on 20-21 April. The theme of the Global Buddhist Summit is “Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis”, reads the statement released by the PM’s Office.
“The Summit is an effort towards engaging the global Buddhist Dhamma leadership and scholars on matters of Buddhist and universal concerns, and to come up with policy inputs to address them collectively. The discussion in the Summit will explore how the Buddha Dhamma’s fundamental values can provide inspiration and guidance in contemporary settings,” continues the statement.
“The Summit will witness participation of eminent scholars, Sangha leaders and Dharma practitioners from all over the world, who will discuss pressing global issues and look for answers in the Buddha Dhamma that is based on universal values. The discussions will be held under four themes: Buddha Dhamma and Peace; Buddha Dhamma: Environmental Crisis, Health and Sustainability; Preservation of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition; Buddha Dhamma Pilgrimage, Living heritage and Buddha Relics: a resilient foundation to India’s centuries-old cultural links to countries in South, South-East and East Asia,” concludes the statement