New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) Mauritius is all set to host the International Ramayana Conference after 18 years, on August 8, 2008.
The Conference, initiated in 1984, was last organised in 1990 by the Government of Mauritius.
The decision to hold the meet in that country next year was taken in the last conference, held early this month in Ahmedabad after Mr Rajendra Arun, President of the Ramayana Centre, Mauritius, extended the invitation to organise it there.
The new Ramayana Centre in the Indian Ocean island is unique in it own way as it came into being by an Act of Mauritian Parliament, according to Mr Lallan Prasad Vyas, International Chairman of the global series of the conference.
The conference during the last 23 years has been held in several foreign countries, including China, the US, the UK, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa and Holland.
The three-day 24th Conference on August 8 (Tulsi Jayanti) would be held under the joint sponsorship of the Mauritius Ramayana Centre and the Vishwa Sahitya Sanskriti Sansthan, the initiator of the global series in 1984.