Meerut, Apr 9: The 24th International Ramayana Conference will be held in Mauritius from August 8 (Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti) to 10, Chairman of the Global series of Ramayana Conferences Lallan Prasad Vyas said here today.
The Ramayana Conference series has already created a world record by organising 23 such conferences in 15 countries of East and West in 23 years, Mr Vyas said. The first International Ramayana Conference was held in India in November 1984 followed by Thailand, Canada, Nepal, Mauritius, Surinam, Belgium, Indonesia, Holland, China, US, Trinidad, South Africa, Zambia and UK, he added.
''The Mauritius Conference will be held under the auspices of the Ramayana Centre established there by an act of the Parliament. It will be in cooperation with the Vishwa Sahitya Sansthan of India.
Scholars from over 15 countries and a sizeable delegation from India will also participate,'' Mr Vyas said.