A three-day National Conference on Buddhist Education organized by the Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies, Dahung in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh will be held from March 19.
The CIHCS is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The conference will be held from March 19 to 21 on the topic of Buddhist Education which would be with different sub-themes at the institution. The opening session will be inaugurated by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on March 19.
The conference is an ambitious project of CIHCS, Dahung to draw together the selected scholars and social scientists as delegates and representatives from the Universities, Institutes, Organizations, Monasteries and Nunneries from all over the country, which have either departments or centres for higher Buddhist Studies.
Director of the Institute Geshe N Tashi Bapu said the conference will open up a new platform for all the Buddhist Universities and Institutes for future collaboration in an organizational set up for the growth and development of Buddhist Studies. Through the conference, CIHCS plans to bring together all such institutions within an umbrella association to work in concord for the elevated goal of developing and disseminating Buddhist Studies and Education in a global podium.
Considering the importance of the prime objectives, a total number of twelve sub-themes are being proposed for the parallel technical sessions to be held during all the three days followed by a Round Table Discussion.
It is expected that the conference will be a highly specialized, professional and result orienting endeavor of CIHCS to attest academically what the Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked on the Buddha’s teaching that “Everyone knows that 21st Century is Asia’s century. But without Buddha’s teachings, the century would not have been ours,” Geshe N Tashi Bapu added .