Hundreds of Dalai Lama followers gathered outside Delhi airport on Wednesday to welcome the Tibetan spiritual leader who arrived in the national capital.
Dalai Lama reached Delhi today to take part in the Global Buddhism Summit to be held here on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address the inaugural session of the Global Buddhist Summit, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) informed through a release on Tuesday.
The two-day summit is being hosted by the Union Ministry of Culture in collaboration with International Buddhist Confederation on April 20-21 at Hotel Ashok, following address of PM Modi. The theme for the summit is ‘Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis’.
“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.” read the release.
“The discussions will be held under four themes — Buddha Dhamma and Peace; Buddha Dhamma: Environmental Crisis, Health and Sustainability; Preservation of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition; Buddha Dhamma Pilgrimage, Living Heritage and Buddha Relics: a resilient foundation to India’s centuries-old cultural links to countries in South, South-East and East Asia,” the release stated further.