Allahabad, Oct 24 (UNI) The 1st International Buddhist Conference begins here tomorrow.
Talking to mediapersons, convenor H P Maurya said the programme would be inaugrated by Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary.
Mr Maurya said the five-day event is being organised by missionaries of Lord Buddha in wake of the 2,550 'Mahaparinirvaan Jayanti Samaroh' 2006. About 250 delegates from India and abroad would participate in the event.
Prominent participants include Sri Lankan Ambassador to India Jayasinghe, Member of Parliament from Maharashtra Ram Das Athawale, former Lucknow mayor Dauji Gupta, national president of Rashtriya Ekta Parishad Dr Udit Raj, besides other eminent social thinkers and politicians.
Discussions would be held on various topics including role of Buddhism in in the furtherance of president A P J Abdul Kalam's dream 'Vision 2020', Buddhist contribution to humanity in past and present India, role of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha in world peace, universal brotherhood, Buddhism view of human rights and universal responsibility and requirement of World Buddhist University in India.
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