Global Buddhist Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the AAG Global Buddhist Summit. PM Modi will also address here. Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region G.K. Reddy informed that PM Modi will inaugurate the first Global Buddhist Summit on April 20 in New Delhi.
Ministry of Culture in association with International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) will host this Global Buddhist Summit (GBS) on April 20-21 at Ashoka Hotel. He also said that the Central Government is organizing several programs under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence and the Central Government has decided that the first International Global Buddhist Summit will be held in India.
Honorable PM Shri @narendramodi to address the inaugural session tomorrow
20th April, 2023
— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) April 19, 2023
For the first time prominent Buddhist monks from different countries will come to India
Addressing the press conference, the Union Minister said that for the first time prominent Buddhist monks from different countries would come to India and participate in this summit. He also said that the summit will discuss how to deal with contemporary challenges with the help of Buddhist philosophy and thought. The theme of the World Buddhist Summit is “Responding to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy for Practices”.
The summit is an effort to bring together global Buddhist leadership and scholars regarding Buddhist and universal concerns, to present policy inputs to collectively address these matters. Discussions at the summit will explore how the core values of Buddhism can draw inspiration and guidance in contemporary circumstances.
The Union Minister informed that delegates from around 30 countries and around 171 delegates from foreign countries and 150 delegates from Indian Buddhist organizations would participate in the summit. Around 200 persons from NCR region will also participate in the conference, including more than 30 ambassadors from foreign embassies.
Four topics will be discussed
Delegates attending the conference will discuss the major global issues of today and search for solutions.
The discussions will take place under these four themes:
1. Buddhism and Peace
2. Buddhism: The Environmental Crisis, Health and Sustainability
3. Preservation of the Nalanda Buddhist tradition
4. Buddha Dhamma Pilgrimage, Living Heritage and Buddha Relics: A strong foundation of India’s age-old cultural ties with the countries of South, South-East and East Asia.