Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural session of the first Global Buddhist Summit to be held in New Delhi tomorrow (20 April).
According to the Inidian Prime Minister’s Office, the Summit will witness the 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.
According to Indian news reports , 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 two-day summit is being hosted by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation on April 20 and 21. The theme of the summit is "Responses toContemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis", it said.
Summit will have four sessions: Buddha Dhamma and Peace; Buddha Dhamma: Environmental Crisis, Health and Sustainability; Preservation of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition; Buddha Dhamma Pilgrimage, Living heritage and Buddha Relics.